Diskurser i integrationserklæringen

Lisa Ruotsalainen Lønkjær, Ala El Abbassi & Aysegül Zozan Dalan

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper is a research of the Danish integration declaration followed with a thorough analysis of the discourse in the declaration. The analysis will be followed by a discussion of constructions of Danish values, and what being a Dane requires. Since the declaration is a government document we find it extremely important to brighten the “definition”, and the view, on immigrants which comes across in the document. We want to examine how the Danish government stereotypes immigrants in the document. We have accounted for different theories, by Michel Foucault and Norman Fairclough with an intention of using their theories to analyse and discuss the integration declaration. Our analysing method is rooted in Michel Foucault´s thoughts, which is linked to the three-dimensional model that was developed by Norman Fairclough. We will use these theoreticians in order to answer our research question of which " truisms " or " truths " (described by Michel Foucault) are behind the concept of "Danes" in the integration declaration in Denmark from the year 2006. To understand integration in Denmark we have made a historical perspective of the development of the Danish laws, and rights of the immigrants. According to our qualitative analysis, we found a rather negative expression in the discourse of immigrants and disturbing prejudices towards immigrants. According to our analysis we can conclude that there is painted a clear one-sided picture about the discourse, and leaves no doubt that their is a very negative discourse against immigrants. The declaration has a set of basic human rights, which every human should be acquainted with, this is why we find it strange to even present these general “Danish values” to immigrants. By doing so it gives an expression that the immigrants are ignorant, different and primitive.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2015
VejledereJulia Suárez-Krabbe


  • Diskurs
  • Integrationserklæringen