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


Integration is a slippery term and one that can mean different things to different individuals, groups and societies. This chapter highlights the importance of understanding the concept in its contextual framework. It provides a summary of the research findings of Muslim conceptualisation of integration, discusses implications of these findings and makes recommendations about ways in which this research can be continued in the future.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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