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Integration Processes and Policies in Europe

Contexts, Levels and Actors

Editors: Garcés-Mascareñas, Blanca, Penninx, Rinus (Eds.)

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  • ​This open access book offers an academic assessment of the EU policy concept of integration as a three-way process
  • Features state-of-the-art chapters written by experts in the field of integration processes, integration policies, transnationalism and the migration and development framework
  • Sets up an analytical framework for the study of integration processes and policies
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In this open access book, experts on integration processes, integration policies, transnationalism, and the migration and development framework provide an academic assessment of the 2011 European Agenda for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals, which calls for integration policies in the EU to involve not only immigrants and their society of settlement, but also actors in their country of origin. Moreover, a heuristic model is developed for the non-normative, analytical study of integration processes and policies based on conceptual, demographic, and historical accounts.

The volume addresses three interconnected issues: What does research have to say on (the study of) integration processes in general and on the relevance of actors in origin countries in particular? What is the state of the art of the study of integration policies in Europe and the use of the concept of integration in policy formulation and practice? Does the proposal to include actors in origin countries as important players in integration policies find legitimation in empirical research?

A few general conclusions are drawn. First, integration policies have developed at many levels of government: nationally, locally, regionally, and at the supra-national level of the EU. Second, a multitude of stakeholders has become involved in integration as policy designers and implementers. Finally, a logic of policymaking—and not an evidence-based scientific argument—can be said to underlie the European Commission’s redefinition of integration as a three-way process.

This book will appeal to academics and policymakers at international, European, national, regional, and local levels. It will also be of interest to graduate and master-level students of political science, sociology, social anthropology, international relations, criminology, geography, and history.

Reviews

A great source for studying fundamental issues and policies of migrant integration in Europe.
Professor Friedrich Heckmann, Director of European forum for migration studies, University of Bamberg
F. Heckmann

 

 

Historically grounded, thought-provoking in its conceptualisation of integration and ground breaking in its emphasis on the impact of countries of origin, exploring questions of vital importance to scholars and to policy makers from a local to European level.

 

Sarah Spencer

Director, Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, COMPAS, Oxford.

 

 

If you want a succinct, comprehensive, and insightful summary of scholarship on the politics of immigrant reception and the complex interplay between receiving countries, sending countries, and the E.U., written by the foremost scholars in the field, this is the volume for you. 

 

John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Integration as a Three-Way Process Approach?

    Pages 1-9

    Garcés-Mascareñas, Blanca (et al.)

  • The Concept of Integration as an Analytical Tool and as a Policy Concept

    Pages 11-29

    Penninx, Rinus (et al.)

  • Migration and Immigrants in Europe: A Historical and Demographic Perspective

    Pages 31-55

    Van Mol, Christof (et al.)

  • National Immigration and Integration Policies in Europe Since 1973

    Pages 57-76

    Doomernik, Jeroen (et al.)

  • Who Is an Immigrant and Who Requires Integration? Categorizing in European Policies

    Pages 77-90

    Mügge, Liza (et al.)

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Softcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integration Processes and Policies in Europe
Book Subtitle
Contexts, Levels and Actors
Editors
  • Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas
  • Rinus Penninx
Series Title
IMISCOE Research Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21674-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21674-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21673-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36831-3
Series ISSN
2364-4087
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 206
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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