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The Mainstreaming of Integration Governance and Social Work in the Local Integration of Immigrants

Authors

BALÁŽ Roman ČEMOVÁ Lucia

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociální práce - Sociálna práca
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

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Keywords social work; migration studies; immigrants; local integration; mainstreaming of integration governance
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Description OBJECTIVES: The aim of the presented paper is to answer the question “How can social work promote the mainstreaming of integration governance in the local integration of immigrants?” THEORETICAL BASE: The relevant theoretical concepts of the research questions are conceptualized so that they connect two occasionally linked knowledge bases of migration studies and social work in the final discussion. METHODS: The presented paper is a theoretical analysis that emphasizes logical argumentation based on Kuhn's conception of cumulative science. OUTCOMES: Supporting individuals, optimising interactions and influencing power structures are presented as the possibilities of how social work can promote the mainstreaming of integration governance in the local integration of immigrants. SOCIAL WORK IMPLICATIONS: The mainstreaming of integration governance offers a conceptual framework that is useful for 1) releasing social work practice from the target group perspective and 2) understanding how power structures (e.g. integration policy or social work practice itself) could produce negative phenomena such as institutional or state racism.
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