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See detailFortress Europe or a Europe of Fortresses? The Integration of Migrants in Western Europe
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Book published by P.I.E. Peter Lang (2008)

The integration of non-EU migrants is one of the most salient issues in contemporary European politics and social scientists have dedicated significant attention to this question. Even though this field ... [more ▼]

The integration of non-EU migrants is one of the most salient issues in contemporary European politics and social scientists have dedicated significant attention to this question. Even though this field is generally characterized by its richness, its weakness has been its focus on specific aspects of immigration, such as political participation, immigrant entrepreneurship, models of citizenship, etc. This book addresses migrant integration in its complexity. First, it compares and analyzes local integration regimes because levels and modes of integration vary throughout Europe, all the way to the sub-national level. Second, the book discusses integration issues in various arenas, including political party systems, welfare regimes, social movements, civil society, economic sectors, housing, urban planning, and crime. In doing so, the study addresses the relationships between integration in various spheres, thus embracing the complexity of integration processes. Finally, the book attempts to explain the links between political, economic and social integration through interdisciplinary analysis based on power, class and status. [less ▲]

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See detailDeceiving (Dis)Appearances Analyzing Current Developments in European and North American Border Regions
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Book published by P.I.E.- Peter Lang (2007)

The impact of recent shifts in global geopolitics and economic markets has led to the re-conceptualization of national borders. Scholars have shifted their analysis away from the narrow idea of “borders” ... [more ▼]

The impact of recent shifts in global geopolitics and economic markets has led to the re-conceptualization of national borders. Scholars have shifted their analysis away from the narrow idea of “borders”, and moved their attention towards the wider view of “borderlands,” “border regions,” and “border zones,” thus, leading to the conceptual re-definition of border politics. These recent approaches have identified border areas as socially constructed territories that demonstrate many of the characteristics of independent polities. Border communities seem to have come to life, creating a degree of autonomy and separation from central state actors. While the rich literature in border studies identifies important changes in local political and economic systems, it does not necessarily identify the mechanisms that create these changes: “Why has integration occurred in some border regions while others are being reinforced? Why has integration failed in some cases where opportunity structures are positive, where it has succeeded in others saddled with more limited constraints? The essays in this volume address such fundamental questions. [less ▲]

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See detailA comparison of the political demonstrations in France and the US in 2005-2006
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in DEVIANCE ET SOCIETE (2006), 30(4), 449-461

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See detailThe outsider: Prejudice and politics in Italy.
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in AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW (2002), 96(4), 867-868

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