In early spring of 2010 the Danish government and their supporting party, ‘Danish People’s Party’ (DF) presented a new integration bill. The aim of this bill is to tighten and improve the already strict integration law, and it consists of a number of different elements, which, according to the Danish government, should help foreigners integrate into Danish society and speed up the process of gaining citizenship. The point of departure in this project has been to investigate the law through a thorough discourse analysis (based on theories by the social constructivists Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau), and thereby investigate how the integration bill, and the following debate in the Danish parliament, constructs and positions foreigners. Our primary target group has been refugees, which, as a result of their background, often have a number of physiological disadvantages (e.g. post traumatic stress disorder). The new proposal could therefore – potentially – debilitate them from integrating and achieving citizenship in Denmark. We investigate potential consequences from both an individual, cultural and societal viewpoint. In the project we criticise the presented bill for not making it possible for groups of foreigners to achieve citizenship, and thereby excluding them, which can be potentially harmful for both individual as well as society.
|Uddannelser||Kultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 maj 2010|
|Vejledere||Jamshid Fredskilde Gholamian|