Integration

Papiamentu, language ideology and language use in Curaçao

Paper
Ashna Coster
01/02/2019
14 minutes to read

Even though Curaçao was a former colony there are still certain tendencies in its society, especially regarding language, that make you wonder whether the colonial period has truly ended for the country. 

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A peek into Salvini's taxonomy of migration

Column
Max Spotti
01/02/2019
4 minutes to read

The Italian Minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini, never misses an opportunity to entertain us with his law and order enforcement policies. But how destructive is his strong discourse on migration policies?

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.