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dc.identifier.citationHøisæth, Åshild. Behind the media critique of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2009en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a study of some of the factors that may affect the case processing at the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration which are seldom emphasized by the media. My main questions are the following: Do the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s case processing officials’ comments on and experiences with the media together with media theory give reasons for exploring underlying causes for case processing criticized for seeming inhumane? Can there be relatively ignored explanations for the three most common problematic aspects brought up by the media? The thesis is based on a qualitative study of interviewing eight case processing officials employed at the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. First the case processing officials’ opinions and media theory is used and presented to explore the possibility of factors being left out by the media on account of case processing officials’ responsibilities and the nature of the UDI cases. Then critiqued aspects are explored using material from the interviews, legal sociological research and theories in addition to published material by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. The three problematic aspects of media critique found and further studied are the following: Case processing being inhumane on account of seeming disregard for individual circumstances of applicants. To explore this further and scout existence of concern for individual circumstances the case processing officials’ backgrounds are mapped for qualifications to work with Foreigners Administration. In addition their conformity to the goals and values of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration is explored. The goals and values in themselves have also been looked into for concern for individual circumstances in relation to other considerations. Case processing being inhumane on account of processing time seemingly being too long. To explore this further, the existence and creation of judicial guidelines is scrutinized. The mismatch of societal situations on a reality niveau and legislation on a judicial niveau and the following elements of impracticality and guideline construction procedures are examined to find time draining aspects. Case processing seemingly being inhumane when requirements are not fulfilled. To explore this further the aspect of cross cultural miscommunication is covered on an individual and cross governmental level. Cultural miscommunication’s possible affect on the ability of meeting the requirements of information and documentation is looked into.eng
dc.titleBehind the media critique of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. : Presenting case processing officials' comments on and experiences with the media and exploring three problematic aspects brought up by the media towards the Directorate's case processing and decision making.en_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.creator.authorHøisæth, Åshilden_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Høisæth, Åshild&rft.title=Behind the media critique of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2009&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorPer Ole Johansenen_US

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