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Civic and Social Integration

  • Johannes EichenhoferEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6730-0_139-2

Introduction

The concept of integration is mostly invoked in debates about (transnational) immigration. In most states of the world, integration is (still) the most popular answer to the question how the receiving state and society should deal with immigrants. The concept of integration thus concerns the conflict between transnational migration and national identity and between cultural diversity and social cohesion, and it asks for a fair distribution of rights and duties of the immigrants in order to achieve their full inclusion and participation in the receiving society. However, social integration is not only a process that concerns migrants but all members of society. Nonetheless, this entry aims to describe not only the process of social but also of civic integration, which, at any rate, only addresses foreigners or “aliens.” In this regard, this entry only deals with civic and social integration of “aliens.”

Definitional Approaches

Integrationis a vast, complex, and confusing...

Keywords

Affirmative action Assimilation Citizenship Denizenship Diversity Equality Inclusion Participation Multiculturalism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BielefeldBielefeldGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tetsu Sakurai
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Intercultural StudiesKobe UniversityKobeJapan