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In this concluding chapter, we provide an overview of some of the main research findings from the marriage migration project. We situate these in relation to the conceptual model of processes of integration outlined in Chapter  2, showing how the findings demonstrate the varying relationships between processes in different domains of integration; that processes of integration may fluctuate over time and the lifecourse; and that the ‘effectors’ impacting on these processes are multiple and interacting. The approach to researching integration taken in this volume has produced a more nuanced understanding of relationships between British South Asian transnational marriages and processes of integration, undermining the simplistic temporal tropes of ‘a first generation in every generation’ which dominate policy discourse, and pointing to concrete recommendations for policy makers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sociology, Politics and International StudiesUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.BristolUK
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Centre on Migration, Policy and SocietyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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