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obviously a tendency towards decentralization within the states. The consequences may differ depending on the economic statutes of the region, the mode in which re- gionalization takes place, and the interconnection be- tween the region in question and different networks. Eth- nic questions may play a large role in the process. The complex problems of regionalization are presented in a study below. Urban studies have a long tradition among the scholars of the CWW programme. This concerns for instance the project ‘Partnership for Multicultural Integration’ (PFMI) (Alund) which has resulted in several studies and a PhD thesis at LiU (Dahlstedt). A research issue on political participation in the city of Stockholm is concerned with the impact of IT-technology, on employment and integra- tion with reference to local multiethnic cooperation of citizens and social inclusion 15 in the context of Kista (Stockholm area) and its science-park venture. This re- sulted in an international comparative project financed by EU commission IST programme. The studies presented below treat different aspects of the development of the multiethnic city with focus on social exclusion/inclusion: labour market, political partici- pation, residential segregation and ethnic mobilization. Several studies are concerned with ethic minority youth, transgenerational transition and career options in terms of, education and work. The issue of self-employment in relation to youth and gender has been elaborated in dif- ferent projects. Integration policies in regional and local development Goals within Regional and Local Development Concerning Integration Policy Ragnar Andersson’s PhD (fil.lic) thesis (to be finalized in 2007), Goals within regional and local development concerning integration policy, explores issues of regional and local developmental partnerships in Sweden. He raises questions on correspondence between govern- mental policy goals and practice in different regions and local contexts. Using comparative analyses of all twenty- one developmental partnerships in Sweden, as well as in depth studies of several regions, he discusses differ- ences and analyses the effects of implementation of political goals. He employs participant observation, inter- views and discourse analyses as research methods. Preliminary results indicate difficulties in implementation between different sectors and institutions related to the ways different regions employ the implementation, i.e. differences in organization as well as in the degree of marginalization of immigrants, cultural stereotyping and general reluctance concerning the issue of ethnic diver- sity, which taken together helps to keep up the existing order (Andersson 2004. 2005, 2006a). Regional development policies Josefina Syssner , PhD has recently defended her the- sis (2006) on regional development policies (Syssner 15 Feldman 2001 The regional impact of the information society on employment and integration, NIWL 2006 What Kind of Regionalism ) in regions with weak economy and high unemployment. She has analyzed
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