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Lidén, Gustav
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Lidén, G. & Olofsson, A. (2019). Living in a foreign country: The meaning of place of origin and gender for risk perceptions, experiences, and behaviors. Journal of Risk Research
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
2019 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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: 2019-03-19Bibliographically 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. (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: 2018-10-05Bibliographically 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
Brännström, L., Giritli Nygren, K., Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2018). Lived Experiences of Changing Integration Policies:: Immigrant Narratives of Institutional Support and Labour Market Inclusion/Exclusion in Sweden. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 8(1), 25-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lived Experiences of Changing Integration Policies:: Immigrant Narratives of Institutional Support and Labour Market Inclusion/Exclusion in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 25-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to map, locate and make visible the everyday experiences of newly arrived immigrants in government-sponsored integration activities and to trace how these experiences are linked to changes in policy. The study pays particular attention to the dynamic nature of integration and draws links between personal, organisational and policy domains while analysing shifting integration policies from the standpoint of immigrants. Swedish integration policy has undergone vast changes during recent years as the government implements one of the largest changes in Swedish history, beginning in 2010. With this came an emphasis on employment and workfare over welfare. Consequently, the rhetoric of integration in Sweden also changed from what in municipalities was called an introduction to a sense of establishment. By examining the subjective views of immigrants, we discuss the lived experiences of individuals who are subjected to and employed in different occupations due to various integration regimes.

Keywords
Immigrant biography, Integration policy, Sweden, Policy, Labour market
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32856 (URN)10.1515/njmr-2018-0009 (DOI)000427950500004 ()
Available from: 2018-02-19 Created: 2018-02-19 Last updated: 2018-05-07Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, M. & Lidén, G. (2018). Not in my backyard: Integration and xenophobia in a local housing project in Östersund. 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 >>Not in my backyard: Integration and xenophobia in a local housing project in Östersund
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34038 (URN)
Conference
27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe, Östersund, June 18-20, 2018
Projects
Hållbart Samhällsbyggande
Funder
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G. (2018). Progress in Global Assessments of E-Democracy: Refined Measurements and New Findings. In: Laura Alcaide Muñoz och Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar (Ed.), International E-Government Development: Policy, Implementation and Best Practice (pp. 215-238). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Progress in Global Assessments of E-Democracy: Refined Measurements and New Findings
2018 (English)In: International E-Government Development: Policy, Implementation and Best Practice / [ed] Laura Alcaide Muñoz och Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 215-238Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32063 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-63284-1_9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042629213 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-63284-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-14 Created: 2017-11-14 Last updated: 2018-03-14Bibliographically approved
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