Toward Assimilation and Citizenship: Immigrants in Liberal Nation-States

  • Christian Joppke
  • Ewa Morawska

Part of the Migration, Minorities and Citizenship book series (MMC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Integrating Immigrants in Liberal Nation-States: Policies and Practices

  3. Changing State Policies

  4. Immigrants between Assimilation and Transnationalism

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-243

About this book


This book surveys a new trend in immigration studies, which one could characterize as a turn away from multicultural and postnational perspectives, toward a renewed emphasis on assimilation and citizenship. Looking both at state policies and migrant practices, the contributions to this volume argue that (1) citizenship has remained the dominant membership principle in liberal nation-states, (2) multiculturalism policies are everywhere in retreat, and (3) contemporary migrants are simultaneously assimilating and transnationalizing.


assimilation immigration migration nationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Joppke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ewa Morawska
    • 3
  1. 1.European University InstituteItaly
  2. 2.Russell Sage FoundationNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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