Post-National Strategies for Growth, Inclusion and Diversity

Post nationella strategier för tillväxt

New forms of governance, across borders

The focus of this stream is the analysis of a wide range of strategies for 'renewal', developed in a European context, as part of a wider change of welfare policy. The stream examines strategies for development, inclusion and diversity, from the post-national to the national, regional and local level, initiated in a variety of policy areas, such as education, regional and urban development, entrepreneurship and the inclusion of migrants and refugees in the labour market. Of particular importance is the development of networked and deliberative forms of governance based on partnerships between actors across sector divisions, including public sector institutions, business, trade unions, employer agencies, NGOs and civil society.

School Choice Reforms - Implementation and Consequences

This project analyzes the implications of school choice reforms, school choice and its long-term consequences for individuals' social mobility in Sweden, with a particular focus on three medium-sized Swedish cities; Örebro, Norrköping and Jönköping. Professor Magnus Dahlstedt and Associate Professor Susanne Urban examines this reform locally and individually as well as the long term consequences for young people's future educational and professional careers.

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Cooperation, Education and Inclusion in Multi-Ethnic Suburbs

The project studies alternative strategies for social inclusion of migrant youth in multi-ethnic urban settings and urban unrest from different perspectives, ranging from institutional representatives to actors in civil society and young people themselves.The project scrutinize how structural change, i.e. welfare reductions, affect social exclusion/inclusion of migrant youth in marginalized neighborhoods through case studies in two Swedish urban settings, Stockholm and Malmö.

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Urban Justice Movements

After the youth rebellions in Swedish suburbs during 2009, new dialogue oriented activist groups have emerged, youth urban justice movements (YUJM). They address segregation, racism and welfare transformation in Swedish cities.The project will explore expressions of agency; claims, network building and knowledge production with focus on cooperation and dialogue between YUJM and the wider civil society in Gothenburg and Stockholm.
How does YUJM relate to the broader civil society? What situated knowledge is produced and find expression in strategies and action repertoires?

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