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
Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)
Table of contents (11 chapters)
About this book
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.
- Integration as a Three-Way process
- Integration of Third-Country Nationals
- Integration processes and policies
- Migrants' countries of origin
- Relevance of actors in origin countries
- Transnational practices
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
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.
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.
Editors and Affiliations
GRITIM, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
License: CC BY-NC
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-21673-7
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36831-3
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-21674-4
Series ISSN: 2364-4087
Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: VIII, 206
Number of Illustrations: 17 b/w illustrations