Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter Scholten, Han Entzinger, Rinus Penninx
    Pages 1-16 Open Access
  3. Forms and Functions of Research-Policy Dialogues

  4. Research-Policy Dialogues in the European Union and Seven of Its Member States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Maren Borkert
      Pages 143-164 Open Access
    3. Tiziana Caponio
      Pages 165-183 Open Access
    4. Friedrich Heckmann, Delia Wiest
      Pages 185-211 Open Access
    5. Stijn Verbeek, Han Entzinger, Peter Scholten
      Pages 213-231 Open Access
    6. Alistair Hunter, Christina Boswell
      Pages 233-251 Open Access
    7. Mikołaj Pawlak
      Pages 253-273 Open Access
    8. Martin Bak Jørgensen
      Pages 275-292 Open Access
    9. Andrew Geddes, Marthe Achtnich
      Pages 293-311 Open Access
  5. Comparison and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Peter Scholten, Han Entzinger, Rinus Penninx
      Pages 315-336 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-343

About this book


This open access book explores how research and policymaking in the field of migrant integration have developed historically and how this interrelationship plays out in the strongly politicised climate of opinions on migration in Europe. It features interdisciplinary theoretical contributions as well as original empirical studies on research-policy dialogues at both the EU and country level.

The chapters study not only how the dialogue between research and policy is structured (such as advisory bodies, research agencies, and ad-hoc committees), but also how these dialogues affect policymaking and the development of migrant integration research itself as well.

The analysis reveals profound changes in the dialogue structures associated with the research-policy nexus in the domain of migrant integration. On the one hand, dialogue structures have become more ad-hoc, often established in response to distinct political events or to specific problems. On the other, politicisation has not thwarted all efforts to develop more institutionalised dialogue structures between producers and users of knowledge. In addition, research has contributed to policymaking in very different ways in various European countries.

This edited volume is unique in this effort to reflect on the impact of research-policy dialogues both on the development of migrant integration policies as well as on migrant integration research. It will be of importance to scholars in this field as well as to policymakers and other stakeholders involved in migrant integration policymaking.


DIAMINT project EU migration Policy Knowledge utilization and production Migrant integration research Research-policy relations in migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Scholten
    • 1
  • Han Entzinger
    • 2
  • Rinus Penninx
    • 3
  • Stijn Verbeek
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SociologyErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute for Migration and Ethnic StudiesUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Education Council of the Netherlands(Onderwijsraad)The HagueThe Netherlands

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