Recent Developments in German Immigration and Integration Policy-Making.

Recent Developments in German Immigration and Integration Policy-Making.

In: İçduygu, Ahmet and Ayşem Biriz Karaçay (eds.). 2015. Critical Reflections in Migration Research: Views from the North and the South. Istanbul: Koç University Press

This chapter "brings together discussions on theory and policy in order to question which changes in German policy-making on migration constitute paradigm change [...] Referencing the previous conceptualizations by scholars in the field, Aybek proposes a six-step scheme of policy change for the institutionalization of a new paradigm. Using this scheme, Aybek argues that German immigration and integration policy-making underwent a long process of paradigmatic shift beginning with the late rise of incoming migration in the late 1980s. The sequence of events which occurred in policy-making during this broad time frame illustrate this shift towards the government's enhacement of its steering capacity, especially in the field of integration".
From: Ahmet İçduygu and Aksel, Damla (2015): Introduction. In: Ahmet İçduygu und Ayşem Biriz Karaçay (eds.): Critical Reflections in Migration Research: Views from the North and the South. Istanbul: Koç University Press, pp. 9-15, here pp.13-14.

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