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Lidén, Gustav
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Lidén, G. & Olofsson, A. (2020). Living in a foreign country: The meaning of place of origin and gender for risk perceptions, experiences, and behaviors. Journal of Risk Research, 23(3), 365-378
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living in a foreign country: The meaning of place of origin and gender for risk perceptions, experiences, and behaviors
2020 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 365-378Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research has convincingly proven that perceptions, experience, and exposure to risks vary among certain groups in society. By drawing from a unique combination of Swedish survey data and interviews, this study aims to investigate perceptions and experiences of risks as well as in relation to behavior by analyzing the cleavages related to interactions between place of origin and gender. Theoretically, we see individual risk perception as part of situated hierarchical power relations where an individual’s position (which is an intersection of, for example, gender, race, age, and place of origin) structures action and thought. Findings verify that foreign-born men and women perceive risks to a greater extent than those born in Sweden. However, no direct pattern of ethnicity is apparent in exposure to risks, but since predictors measuring experience of discrimination are shown to be significant, the effect can be mediated by such circumstances. In terms of how risks have affected behavior, women, irrespective of their ethnicity, are affected. Exposure to tragic experiences among those who are foreign born can pose risks that are perceived to a greater extent. Furthermore, more vulnerable material conditions can also affect how risks are perceived, and uncertainty due to a lack of resources and as an inherent ingredient of living in a foreign country seem to enhance perceptions of risk and feelings of unsafety. Last, the sense of discrimination appears to influence exposure to certain risks, which might capture an interaction between racism and violence.

Keywords
risk perceptions, gender, ethnicity, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35804 (URN)10.1080/13669877.2019.1569102 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-03-18 Created: 2019-03-18 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2019). Governing Swedish Migration and Integration Policy. In: : . Paper presented at The annual conference of the Swedish Political Science Association, Norrköping, October 2-4, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Governing Swedish Migration and Integration Policy
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the field of migration policy, it has become evident that subnational policies are important since they actually deal with local policy efforts in relation to the reception and inclusion of immigrants. This paper originates from a book project where local migration and integration policies in Sweden are in focus. An emerging literature verify such standpoints by showing how divergences in policies between national and local level appear. The theoretical starting point is taken in a Multi-level Governance perspective specified thru vertical and horizontal governance. To be able to understand the role of local migration policy a simple division between vertical and horizontal perspectives can be utilized. How power over policy is shared between different administrative levels is a question of vertical aspects whereas acknowledging different actors participating in networks, between and within organizations, is a question of a horizontal perspective. More complex, though, the intersection of dynamics generated by vertical and horizontal dimensions appear to be the setting for the inquiry of migration policy that also will involves the negotiating and bargaining between the involved actors on the output of policy. Empirically, this paper draws on an analysis of the development of the policy field, including previous reforms, combined with interviews with public officials representing both national and local actors. In summary, this material makes it possible to examine multi-level governance relations within this policy sector. The results show that there are significant challenges within this governance structure that involves tensions between national and local level when it comes to negotiations and bargains.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37444 (URN)
Conference
The annual conference of the Swedish Political Science Association, Norrköping, October 2-4, 2019
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-11-25Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G., Nyhlén, J., Nyhlén, S. & Qvist, M. (2019). Marknadsreformer innebär stora utmaningar.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Marknadsreformer innebär stora utmaningar
2019 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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Publikt
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37951 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-10 Created: 2019-12-10 Last updated: 2019-12-11Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G., Nyhlén, J. & Nyhlén, S. (2019). Neoliberal Steering in Swedish Integration Policy: the Rise and Fall of Introduction Guides. Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 23(1), 23-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neoliberal Steering in Swedish Integration Policy: the Rise and Fall of Introduction Guides
2019 (English)In: Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2000-8058, E-ISSN 2001-3310, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 23-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the past decades, many policy sectors within European countries have encountered political reforms of neoliberal character. One of the key shifts has been the reorientation of public employment services that has been enforced, for example, through the establishment of what have been denoted as quasi-markets. Simultaneously with the rise of quasi-markets, welfare policy as a whole, including integration policy, has beenincreasingly oriented toward “activation”, with its focus on the individual’s obligationsand duties in relation to welfare services. These circumstances pose particular challenges to those charged with the governance of welfare services due to increasingly complex requirements for collaboration and control involving a multitude of actors. The reform is an example of a hybrid system where for- and non-profit actors compete for the“customer”, in this case, the newly arrived immigrant. This article focuses on the changes in Swedish integration reform as an archetype of these changes and studies a clearly defined case study. Empirically, this study draws from both documents and interviews. The article illustrates an unregulated and ill-monitored policy containing a model that comprises mixed modes of steering. The governance of the reform bears traits from both centralist and cooperative forms of governance and, thereby, involves competing philosophies of steering.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35294 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-03-15
Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2019). Reception of immigrants among Swedish municipalities. In: : . Paper presented at The annual conference of the Swedish Political Science Association, Norrköping, October 2-4, 2019. Norrköping
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reception of immigrants among Swedish municipalities
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the field of migration policy, it has become evident that subnational polities are important since they actually deal with local policy efforts in relation to the reception and inclusion of immigrants. In this manuscript, consisting of a draft of one of the chapters from a forthcoming monography that focuses on local migration and integration policy in Sweden, the reception of immigrants in Swedish municipalities is given attention. This mainly descriptive chapter focuses on the numbers that describe Swedish municipalities’ reception of immigrants. This will provide both a comprehensive quantitative review of the complete municipal sector in Sweden based on the issue of immigration but will also make it possible to notice important patterns that have occurred over the years. Considering the temporal focus, the first part of the chapter display data of key variables over long time series whereas the chapter thereafter will distinguish between the situation before and after the policy shifts that occurred in the wake of the refugee crisis in 2015. This design will enable comparisons both over time as well as allow comparisons between Swedish municipalities. In addition to describing the admission of immigrants, some attempts are given to also identify patterns that provide better understanding for the distribution among municipalities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norrköping: , 2019
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37443 (URN)
Conference
The annual conference of the Swedish Political Science Association, Norrköping, October 2-4, 2019
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2018). A framework for governance of local migration policy: Assumptions and theoretical consequences. In: : . Paper presented at 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe, Östersund, June 18-20 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A framework for governance of local migration policy: Assumptions and theoretical consequences
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34036 (URN)
Conference
27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe, Östersund, June 18-20 2018
Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Nyhlén, J. & Lidén, G. (2018). Bokanmälan: Alexander Betts & Paul Collier: Refuge– Transforming a Broken Refugee System, Felipe Amin Filomeno: Theories of Local ImmigrationPolicy [Review]. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bokanmälan: Alexander Betts & Paul Collier: Refuge– Transforming a Broken Refugee System, Felipe Amin Filomeno: Theories of Local ImmigrationPolicy
2018 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, no 1Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33494 (URN)
Available from: 2018-04-13 Created: 2018-04-13 Last updated: 2018-04-13Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G. (2018). Challenges of Digital Politics at the Subnational Level in Sweden: Descriptions and Explanations of Social Media Usage. In: Soabachi, Mehmet Zahid och Hatipoğlu, İbrahim (Ed.), Sub-National Democracy and Politics Through Social Media: (pp. 47-62). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges of Digital Politics at the Subnational Level in Sweden: Descriptions and Explanations of Social Media Usage
2018 (English)In: Sub-National Democracy and Politics Through Social Media / [ed] Soabachi, Mehmet Zahid och Hatipoğlu, İbrahim, Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 47-62Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since a number of years the use of social media in political processes appears to have had a significant effect on the political landscape. Irrespective of advantages or disadvantages of such technologies scholars have revealed great differences in how digital technologies have been adopted among subnational entities. Citizens risk facing substantial varieties in preconditions for the utilization of digitally based tools based on their residency. In this book chapter on Swedish municipalities adoption of social media both descriptions and patterns explaining variation in such adoption are studied. Findings indicate that an overwhelming majority of Swedish municipalities use social media. Based on the time period applied it can also be noticed that this proportion has increased annually. The explanatory models reveal particularly two noteworthy findings. First, larger municipalities with an already well-developed website are more inclined to adopt social media. As an additional predictor, municipalities with certain funding for democratic development shows a similar pattern. Second, when assessing municipalities versatility in social media usage two of the these predictors show relevance. Lager municipalities with an advanced website are more inclined to utilize social media for different reasons. Since this book chapter shows that certain resources, such as an already developed website and a larger population, will pose influence on social media usage the distribution of this form of digital technology can be distributed unequal over societies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33241 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-73386-9_3 (DOI)2-s2.0-85060146938 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-73385-2 (ISBN)978-3-319-73386-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2019-03-19Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2018). How to understand governance of local migration policy: The creation of a theoretical framework. In: : . Paper presented at The annual meeting of the Swedish Political Science Association, Malmö University, October 3-5, 2018. Malmö
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to understand governance of local migration policy: The creation of a theoretical framework
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: , 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34625 (URN)
Conference
The annual meeting of the Swedish Political Science Association, Malmö University, October 3-5, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-05 Created: 2018-10-05 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G. (2018). Integrationspolitik i lokala valkampanjer. In: Nord, Lars, Grusell, Marie, Bolin, Niklas & Falasca, Kajsa (Ed.), Snabbtänkt: Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare (pp. 77-78). Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, DEMICOM
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrationspolitik i lokala valkampanjer
2018 (Swedish)In: Snabbtänkt: Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare / [ed] Nord, Lars, Grusell, Marie, Bolin, Niklas & Falasca, Kajsa, Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, DEMICOM , 2018, p. 77-78Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, DEMICOM, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34873 (URN)978-91-88025-99-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-09 Created: 2018-11-09 Last updated: 2018-11-14Bibliographically approved
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