What Does Integration Mean? Newcomers and Residents in European Countries

  1. Who is afraid of integration? Residents’ fears. Newcomers’ fears. Shared fears.
  2. Why integration? Debated cohesion. Equality and difference. Testing pluralism. The harmony ideal.
  3. What does “to integrate” mean? Integration policies. The language surrounding integration. Possible integretion. Impossible integration.
  4. Integration from whom to what? Who integrates whom? The political framework. The economic axis. The cultural background. Resistance to integration.
  5. How to integrate? The factors determining integration. Integration at a superficial level. Integration at an intermediate level. Integration at a structural level.
  6. Conclusion: The absurdity of fear.