Integration of Immigrants and the Theory of Recognition

'Just Integration'

  • Gulay Ugur Goksel

Part of the International Political Theory book series (IPoT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Gulay Ugur Goksel
    Pages 1-23
  3. The Theory of Just Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Gulay Ugur Goksel
      Pages 57-102
  4. Case Studies: Application of the Just Integration Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Gulay Ugur Goksel
      Pages 145-175
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-182

About this book


This book approaches the issue of immigrant integration as a democratic justice problem. Based on Honneth’s recognition theory, it introduces the concept of ‘Just Integration’, which challenges the capacity of the actual recognition order of the host society to include its immigrants as full members.  The study criticizes the current political obsession to restore the social cohesion of the host society in the face of immigration. It argues that this perception inhibits host societies from recognizing their immigrants as individuals who have authentic skills, qualifications and identities in addition to their ethnic, cultural and religious attachments. The author applies the concept of ‘Just Integration’ to the real pathologies that immigrants/refugees suffer in Canada and Turkey, providing guidelines for progress towards better integration of immigrants within host societies and institutions. 


democratic justice Integration of Immigrants in Canada Theory of Recognition international political theory Axel Honnerth's recognition theory social cohesion in Canada immigration and political sociology Integration of Immigrants in Turkey social cohesion in Turkey immigration assimilation host societites and integration of immigrants multiculturalism in Canada multiculturalism in Turkey immigrant adaptation in Turkey immigrant adaptation in Canada social diversity in Turkey social diversity in Canada

Authors and affiliations

  • Gulay Ugur Goksel
    • 1
  1. 1.Istanbul Aydın UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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