Integration

The debate about the ‘Other’

Column
Noura Yacoubi
16/04/2018
5 minutes to read

The debate about the 'Other' and the Islam in particular seems endless.  Many people just 'give up', but that is the exact opposite of what we should do.

Integration, language and nationalism

Video
The Editors
18/10/2018

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. 

Integration

File

Since the 1990s, all over Europe political parties have developped integration policies and integration discourses as a response to new patterns of migration. This file from Diggit Magazine zooms in on these integration policies.

When “integration” divides

Column
Janus Spindler Møller
20/11/2017
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.

Learn Dutch or Leave the Country?

Column
Han Dou
09/10/2017
3 minutes to read

Eurpean nations are using their own nation language as the threshold to define what it means to be “one of us”. Relevant language policies in integration tests are far from embracing multiculturalism, but ones that feed intolerance and prejudice.

Etnisch profileren bij Pauw

Article
Paul Mutsaers
07/10/2016
4 minutes to read

'Het is terecht dat de media consequent aandacht geven aan etnisch profileren, maar ze reduceren in het debat structurele problemen tot individuele problemen', zegt Paul Mutsaers (Tilburg University)

Explaining the Burkini debates

Article
Jan Blommaert
03/10/2016
3 minutes to read

Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University): 'The Burkini incident in Nice can only be "normal" from within a new politics of absolute identity."