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Sofia Suchita Carlsen & Tilde Klindt Jensen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


The Project will examine the political rhetoric that, in the public debate, is aimed at foreigners who are not originated from western world countries. The aim of the project, is to identify factors, that are obstructing the foreigner’s possibility of being integrated at the Danish labour market. We will investigate whether there is a coherence between the dividing debate rhetoric and the foreigner’s ability to achieve employment with similar conditions as the ethnic Danish applicants.
In the project we have used quantitative statistics regarding the employer’s inclination as to hiring a foreigner and whether the foreigner has been exposed to discrimination. In addition, we have collected statements from members of the political party, Dansk Folkeparti, from when it was founded in 1998 and until today, to enlighten how this particular group of people are verbalized. These statements clarify whether it is a matter of a change of discourse amongst the population in general, including the leaderships of companies, as a result of the political rhetoric’s verbalization of non-western foreigners, we will be using Norman Faircloughs theory regarding critical discourses. In addition to that we have included statistic material regarding the populations opinion to unemployed individuals in general, and how these opinions have an even stronger impact when added discrimination towards non-western foreigners.
The assembled material forms the analytic foundation needed, to analyze the political rhetoric. The analysis is supported by theories and concepts, such as Anders Ejrnæs theory of discrimination at the workplace and Axel Honneths theory of the importance of the individual’s recognition. In addition, the concept of neo-racism by Peter Hervik is included to be able to identify racism in its newest form.
Combined, these theories will contribute to illustrate whether discrimination is a factor in job interviews and how this assumed discrimination will affect the individual.
During the project we will point out which challenges foreigners in generally face when they try to enter the Danish labour market. Our focus will be at the dynamics, and therefore changeable factors, that works as obstacles for the individual labour market integration.
By including Axel Honneths theory of recognition, we will examine how the individuals need for recognition is affected by unemployment.
Furthermore, we have written three work questions, whose individual answers, added up, will answer the final conclusion to the problem.
The project will, scientifically focus on a discourse theoretically accession to the subject.
Finally, there will appear in the discussion part, suggestions to how challenges can be seized differently, adding initiatives that appears to have been successful in the integration of non-western foreigners at the labour market.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2016
Antal sider65
VejledereMarie Benkert Holtet


  • Arbejdsmarked, integration, diskrimination, retorik, diskursteori