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A comparative study of immigrants’ political participation in Sweden and the Netherlands
Dalarna University, School of Education and Humanities, Social and Political Studies.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This study deals with immigrants’ political participation in Sweden and the Netherlands. Scholars have recognized low level of political participation of immigrants in Sweden compared to the Netherlands. The main goal of this study is to analyze the institutional influence, mainly from political parties over immigrants’ motivation for active electoral participation. The modified actor-context model uses here as the main theoretical framework. In addition, social capital theory employs to analyze immigrants’ voluntary organizational membership. This study confirms that, Swedish immigrants have the lower participation rate in the political sphere, at lest to a certain extent, than its counterparts the Dutch immigrants. This study also confirms the argument that contextual factors can influence actor’s motivations in integration-oriented action, and similarly it validates the necessity of enlargement of the actor-context model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2007. , 69 p.
Keyword [en]
Immigrant, Political Participation, Actor-context Model, Social Capital Theory, Sweden, the Netherlands
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-3508OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:3508DiVA: diva2:518468
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2008-11-25 Created: 2008-11-25 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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