Migration Policies and Political Participation

Inclusion or Intrusion in Western Europe?

  • Pontus Odmalm

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pontus Odmalm
    Pages 1-17
  3. Pontus Odmalm
    Pages 132-172
  4. Pontus Odmalm
    Pages 209-223
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 224-258

About this book


Comparing differences in migrant political participation, the author discusses the influence that institutions have on opportunities and constraints for migrants' political engagement. The book adopts a multi-country comparative approach, highlighting three areas where institutions influence the scope for migrant actors in Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK: - Strategies adopted by organized migrant interests in response to specific political structures - The role of identity and its relevance in explaining varying political participation - Institutional effects on the relationship between migrant organizations and political parties


Citizenship Engagement immigration Institution migration participation Policy Political Participation

Authors and affiliations

  • Pontus Odmalm
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230512382
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54368-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51238-2
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