When I first met with the pastor of a small African Pentecostal church in Berlin in order to discuss whether I could interview him for this study, the one thing that seemed most important to him to get across was his view on migrant integration in Germany. Although I had neither asked him about this subject, nor mentioned the term integration or any related terms like incorporation or assimilation, he came back to this several times. Integration, he said, was often portrayed as something that had to be accomplished by the migrant population only.


Migration Manifold Europe Assimilation Agglomeration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic DiversityGöttingenGermany

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