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Social capital, political participation and migration in Europe : making multicultural democracy work? /
edited by Laura Morales and Marco Giugni.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xviii, 308 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230244165 (hbk.), 9780230244160 (hbk.)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230244165 (hbk.)
9780230244160 (hbk.)
contents note
Political opportunities, social capital, and the political inclusion of immigrants in European cities / Laura Morales and Marco Giugni -- Conceptualizing and measuring migrants' political inclusion / Laura Morales -- Institutional opportunities, discursive opportunities and the political participation of migrants in European cities / Manlio Cinalli and Marco Giugni -- The electoral participation of naturalised immigrants in ten European cities / Amparo González-Ferrer -- The role of social capital in migrants' engagement in local politics in European cities / Laura Morales and Katia Pilati -- Optimal opportunities for ethnic organization and political integration? Comparing Stockholm with other European cities / Per Strömblad, Gunnar Myrberg and Bo Bengtsson -- Is 'home' a distraction? The role of migrants' transnational practices in their political integration into receiving-country politics / Laura Morales and Miruna Morariu -- Patterns of participation : engagement among ethnic minorities and the native population in Oslo and Stockholm / Gunnar Myrberg and Jon Rogstad -- Political efficacy and confidence among migrants / Eva Anduiza and Josep San Martín -- The impact of religion on the political participation of migrants / Nina Eggert and Marco Giugni -- Place attachment, community cohesion and the politics of belonging in European cities / Ranji Devadason -- Conclusion : Towards an integrated approach to the political inclusion of migrants / Marco Giugni and Laura Morales.
catalogue key
7645577
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-298) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Laura Morales is Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Change, University of Manchester, UK. Her interests lie in the areas of political behaviour, the politics of immigration, and comparative politics. Marco Giugni is a Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Institute of Social and Political Research (resop) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests include social movements and collective action, immigration and ethnic relations, unemployment and social exclusion.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'This pathbreaking book reports the findings of the first large scale international comparative project on civil society and political inclusion of migrants. Making use of an impressive data set and a strong theoretical basis, the book demonstrates the multidimensional nature of political inclusion of migrants, being affected by individual characteristics of migrants, voluntary associations, and political opportunities....A must read for anyone interested in political participation of ethnic minorities' - Professor Dirk Jacobs, Universit Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
'This pathbreaking book reports the findings of the first large scale international comparative project on civil society and political inclusion of migrants. Making use of an impressive data set and a strong theoretical basis, the book demonstrates the multidimensional nature of political inclusion of migrants, being affected by individual characteristics of migrants, voluntary associations, and political opportunities....A must read for anyone interested in political participation of ethnic minorities' - Professor Dirk Jacobs, Universit Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium 'Do migrants and their children become part of the civic and political life in the cities where they live? New York City might be an iconic immigrant metropolis, but as Morales and Guigni argue persuasively, the neighborhoods of European cities are also home to large, vibrant immigrant communities that demand scholarly attention. Employing comparable data across ten cities in eight countries, this collection provides a detailed look at how individual resources, social capital and institutional context work in complex ways to influence migrants' political attitudes and behaviors. An impressive addition to our knowledge!' - Irene Bloemraad, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
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Summaries
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This book provides an empirical and comparative account of the political integration of migrants in Europe
Long Description
How can European societies more effectively promote the active engagement of immigrants and their children in the political and civic life of the countries where they live? This groundbreaking collection of essays is the first to provide an empirical and comparative account of the political integration of migrants in Europe. Using data from a unique study conducted in ten European cities, and survey data from more than 10,000 individuals, this book shows how migrants' individual attributes and resources, their social capital, and the political opportunities provided by political institutions and public discourses shape their political integration. Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe shows that migrants resources ' such as education and language proficiency ' are crucial determinants of migrants' capacity to engage with politics. Equally, it discusses how certain types of social capital can be particularly beneficial in achieving migrants political inclusion. Finally, and importantly, this book demonstrates that certain legal, policy and discursive approaches are more effective than others in including migrants in the political community.
Long Description
How can European societies more effectively promote the active engagement of immigrants and their children in the political and civic life of the countries where they live? This groundbreaking collection of essays is the first to provide an empirical and comparative account of the political integration of migrants in Europe. Using data from a unique study conducted in ten European cities, and survey data from more than 10,000 individuals, this book shows how migrants' individual attributes and resources, their social capital, and the political opportunities provided by political institutions and public discourses shape their political integration. Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe shows that migrants resources “ such as education and language proficiency “ are crucial determinants of migrants' capacity to engage with politics. Equally, it discusses how certain types of social capital can be particularly beneficial in achieving migrants political inclusion. Finally, and importantly, this book demonstrates that certain legal, policy and discursive approaches are more effective than others in including migrants in the political community.
Long Description
How can European societies more effectively promote the active engagement of immigrants and their children in the political and civic life of the countries where they live? This groundbreaking collection of essays is the first to provide an empirical and comparative account of the political integration of migrants in Europe. Using data from a unique study conducted in ten European cities, and survey data from more than 10,000 individuals, this book shows how migrants' individual attributes and resources, their social capital, and the political opportunities provided by political institutions and public discourses shape their political integration.  Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe shows that migrants resources ' such as education and language proficiency ' are crucial determinants of migrants' capacity to engage with politics. Equally, it discusses how certain types of social capital can be particularly beneficial in achieving migrants political inclusion. Finally, and importantly, this book demonstrates that certain legal, policy and discursive approaches are more effective than others in including migrants in the political community.
Main Description
How can European societies more effectively promote the active engagement of immigrants and their children in the political and civic life of the countries where they live? This book examines the effect of migrants' individual attributes and resources, their social capital and the political opportunities on their political integration.
Main Description
How can European societies more effectively promote the active engagement of immigrants and their children in the political and civic life of the countries where they live? This book examines the effect of migrants’ individual attributes and resources, their social capital and the political opportunities on their political integration.
Table of Contents
Tablesp. vii
Figuresp. xi
Notes on Contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Political Opportunities, Social Capital and the Political Inclusion of Immigrants in European Citiesp. 1
Conceptualizing and Measuring Migrants' Political Inclusionp. 19
Institutional Opportunities, Discursive Opportunities and the Political Participation of Migrants in European Citiesp. 43
The Electoral Participation of Naturalized Immigrants in Ten European Citiesp. 63
The Role of Social Capital in Migrants' Engagement in Local Politics in European Citiesp. 87
Optimal Opportunities for Ethnic Organization and Political Integration? Comparing Stockholm with Other European Citiesp. 115
Is 'Home' a Distraction? The Role of Migrants' Transnational Practices in Their Political Integration into Receiving-Country Politicsp. 140
Patterns of Participation: Engagement among Ethnic Minorities and the Native Population in Oslo and Stockholmp. 172
Political Efficacy and Confidence among Migrantsp. 198
The Impact of Religion on the Political Participation of Migrantsp. 219
Place Attachment, Community Cohesion and the Politics of Belonging in European Citiesp. 238
Conclusion: Towards an Integrated Approach to the Political Inclusion of Migrantsp. 262
Appendixp. 275
Referencesp. 280
Indexp. 299
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