The Editors

Migration, integration and integration policies are hot items. Since the 1990s all over Europe political parties have developped integration policies and integration discourses as a response to new patterns of migration. In the same timeframe that superdiversity is the new reality, we see that these integration policies are trying to reconstruct the nation. 

Integration, language and nationalism

The Editors

Across Europe, there is an ongoing trend for individual nation states to use their national language to determine what it means to be integrated into the society. 

When “integration” divides

Janus Spindler Møller
5 minutes to read

When theoretical concepts become politicized, they are re-interpreted to fit political strategies.  A prime example is the term “integration”. In Denmark it functions as a normative tool to adjust behavior, rather than creating new unities.

The power of humour in combatting racism

Rowie van Hagen
5 minutes to read

Racism is nothing new in sports, let alone in international associated football. Can humour and wit be appropriate measures in combatting racism, or will they serve as a force that normalizes racism in society?

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New forms of diaspora, new forms of integration

Jan Blommaert

"Integration" as a static and monolithic doctrine clashes with the empirical facts of contemporary diasporic life, in which we see that people remain "integrated" in different social system at once by means of new technology.