Likestillingsproblemer i integreringspolitikken
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionTidsskrift for kjønnsforskning. 2019, 43 (3), 198-212. 10.18261/issn.1891-1781-2019-03-05
In this article, we examine how the concept of gender equality (‘likestilling’) is used and works within the context ofintegration policy as it is presented in Norwegian party programs from the periods of 2013-2017 and 2017-2021. Weidentify three ways that gender equality is used, namely (1) gender equality as value, (2) as right and duty, and (3) asa measure for integration. Through the analysis of problem representations within these three framings, across theparty programs, the article shows how gender equality presented as a value runs the risk of blurring social inequalities,and how equality as ‘right and duty’ forms a limited understanding of how immigrants can achieve equality. Based onthe empirical analysis, the article argues for the necessity of defining and specifying the socio-political significance ofthe term equality, rather than assuming that the word represents a universal value.