Migration and Social Cohesion

The International Library of Studies on Migration series

Edited by Steven Vertovec, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany

There is a common assumption that immigrants contribute significantly to the breakdown of social cohesion. However, researchers and policymakers find that, on the contrary, immigrants contribute much to their adopted societies economically, socially, culturally and politically. This volume includes a variety of key works which explore this relationship between migration and social cohesion. The articles by some of the foremost writers in the field cover models and frameworks of immigrant incorporation, debates in multicultural policy, immigrant and ethnic minority political participation, citizenship, entrepreneurship and language and sociocultural adaptation.

‘The volume under review can be described as a teacher’s goldmine . . . the volume can serve well as a general introduction to a complex field of study.’
– Hans van Amersfoort, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

‘With its very comprehensive introduction and representative selection of articles, this volume will serve as a well-guided tour through the wilderness of concept and theories on immigrant incorporation.’
– Eva Østergaard-Nielsen, The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest

1999 576 pp Hardback 978 1 85898 868 9 £203.40 £226.00 $295.20 $328.00

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