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Immigrant integration as a two-way process: translating theory into practice

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dc.contributor.author Hellgren, Zenia
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-17T12:06:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-17T12:06:28Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/23436
dc.description.abstract Integration as concept is becoming contested. Simultaneously, there is an increasing focus on the role of the receiving society for achieving a higher degree of integration of immigrants. This paper investigates whether the policy aim of viewing integration as a “two-way process” is being translated into practice, based on 15 interviews with integration stakeholders in Barcelona and Stockholm. The conclusion is that though there is awareness among key actors as policy-makers, NGOs and municipal services, in practice integration processes are hampered both by structural factors as unemployment and labor market discrimination, and a lack of everyday inter-ethnic contacts on equal terms.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRITIM working papers series;23
dc.rights Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús de Creative Commons, amb la qual es permet copiar, distribuir i comunicar públicament l'obra sempre que se'n citin l'autor original, la universitat i el departament i no se'n faci cap ús comercial ni obra derivada, tal com queda estipulat en la llicència d'ús (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/)
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/
dc.subject.other Immigrants
dc.subject.other Discriminació racial
dc.subject.other Emigració i immigració
dc.subject.other Integració social
dc.title Immigrant integration as a two-way process: translating theory into practice
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
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