Introduction: Conceptualizing Mainstreaming in Integration Governance

  • Peter Scholten
  • Ilona van Breugel


This book provides a critical analysis of mainstreaming as one of the major contemporary trends in immigrant integration governance in Europe. Bringing together unique empirical material and theoretical insights on mainstreaming, it examines how, why and to what effect immigrant integration is mainstreamed. Bringing together literature on gender and disability-mainstreaming, migration and policy literature, this chapter defines immigrant integration governance mainstreaming as the generic and inclusive adoption of immigrant integration priorities in generic policy domains, and decentralization and deconcentration of the coordination of integration policy responsibilities. This definition is leading in the analyses throughout the book.


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  • Peter Scholten
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  • Ilona van Breugel
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  1. 1.Faculteit der Sociale WetenschappenErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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