European Immigrant Integration after Multiculturalism

Joppke, Christian (2014). European Immigrant Integration after Multiculturalism. In: Battistella, Graziano (ed.) Global and Asian Perspectives on Integrational Migration. Global Migration Issues: Vol. 4 (pp. 77-99). Cham (CH): Springer International Publishing 10.1007/978-3-319-08317-9_4

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This paper takes the recent abdication of multiculturalism by the leaders of Europe’s most powerful nations (Germany, France, and Britain) as hub for a reflection on common themes in Europe’s crisis of multiculturalism. The most obvious common theme in this crisis is Islam and problems of Muslim integration. Accordingly, this paper addresses the role of religion and Islam in Europe’s multiculturalism crisis, and elaborates on the “muscular liberalism” or “civic integration” policies that have appeared in lieu of a discarded multiculturalism. In a final step, I tackle, in a forward-looking mode, some “critical issues” that will shape European immigrant integration after multiculturalism: the need to fight discrimination despite multiculturalism’s ebb, a greater concern for majority culture, the importance of robust debate and democracy as medium of integration, the often-neglected factor of immigrant selection, and a recognition that institutions matter more than policy in the process of integration.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Joppke, Christian Georg

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

2213-2511

ISBN:

978-3-319-08316-2

Series:

Global Migration Issues

Publisher:

Springer International Publishing

Language:

English

Submitter:

Michalina Zofia Preisner

Date Deposited:

16 Apr 2015 10:31

Last Modified:

12 Sep 2017 20:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-08317-9_4

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.66848

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/66848

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