This thesis combines critical psychology, dialogic communication theory and innova-tion theory in orchestrating and carrying out a process of collaborative social innova-tion with the objective to create good conditions so that refugees living in Denmark can obtain a good life. The target of the innovation process is a citizen group of Bur-mese refugees living in the municipality of Odsherred. In this thesis we adopt a collaborative research approach, which entails treating the social agents in the field of research as co-producers in a joint process of knowledge production. In continuation hereof we have invited Burmese refugees, employees at the municipality, professionals and volunteers working with refugees to participate in a collaborative process of co-producing knowledge. In our analysis we focus on to what extent our orchestrating of the innovation process supports our objective to produce good conditions for refugees living in Denmark. On the basis of Martin Buber and Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of dialogue and the writing of Laura Black and Louise Phillips, we analyse how and to what extent processes of co-production in the form of dialogical meetings and/or in the form of meetings between different and contrasting perspectives take place. Furthermore, on the basis of critical psychology and theories of Klaus Holzkamp, Ole Dreier and Charlotte Højholt we analyse the conditions, consisting of both possibilities and constraints, that take place in the social practice of the innovation process and how it becomes significant for the way the participants act and participate in the process. Moreover, we focus on possible ways that both refugees and individuals working with refugees can expand their spaces of action within the current social structures, and likewise, how they can change social practices so that they create good conditions for refugees in Denmark. We make use of Christian Bason’s description of an innovation process as a frame for orchestrating the innovation process. Throughout the thesis, we adopt a critical reflexive approach on the possibilities, tensions and dilemmas that emerge.
|Uddannelser||Kommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||30 jun. 2014|
|Vejledere||Charlotte Højholt & Louise Jane Phillips|