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The 2015 Refugee Crisis in Sweden: A Coordination Challenge

  • Gunnar Myrberg
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Part of the New Security Challenges book series (NSECH)

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to analyse the conditions for coordination within and between key government agencies during the transboundary and ambiguous Swedish refugee crisis in 2015. It is argued that cooperation between the key agencies could have been more efficient if the government had stated more clearly the conditions of their respective remits. Most importantly, the Migration Agency was under great pressure already before the crisis, and when its activities were not functioning in various areas, problems arose for other government agencies as well. Eventually, however, the government did manage to mobilize capacity and therefore also to secure public legitimacy for the way the crisis was handled.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunnar Myrberg
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  1. 1.Institute for Housing and Urban ResearchUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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