Et nyt liv - anerkendelse af syriske flygtninge

Sara Rytter Nielsen, Mads Lind, Sofie Arnfast Bohm, Nikoline Hovmøller Dengsø Jensen & Emilie Katrine Olander Christiansen

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This report has a critical theoretical approach to Syrian refugees possibilities of achieving recognition while in Denmark. According to Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition, individuals can experience recognition and contempt respectively in three different spheres: the private, the legal and the sphere of solidarity. This is examined through phenomenological life world interviews with five male Syrian refugees aged 23-38, who have achieved residence permit in Denmark, focusing on their own experience of Danish society. They all have different experiences with recognition and contempt and thus it becomes clear how the experience of being recognised in Danish society inspires dreams and goals of becoming more included, while contempt on the contrary prevents them from having these dreams.
According to Honneth’s theory of recognition it is important for a society to create a frame that allows all individuals equal opportunities to achieve recognition in all three spheres because that is a condition for a given society to generate a higher morality.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Antal sider73
VejledereJon Kvist


  • Flygtninge
  • Anerkendelse
  • Honneth