Problematic Conceptions of Integration

  • Abdi HersiEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)


Perceptions of challenging Muslim integration in Australia and parts of Western Europe is gaining an immense interest. This chapter outlines this intense political and intellectual debate regarding Muslim immigrants’ ability and willingness to integrate. It draws attention to problems concerning proliferated meanings of integration available in the scholarly literature, the apparent absence of any consistently agreed indicators of successful or unsuccessful integration and existence of various models of incorporation adopted by different countries. The chapter finally reveals suspicions Muslim participants have about demands of their integration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural ResearchGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia

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