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Civic Integration and Modern Citizenship

Civic Integration and Modern Citizenship
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In this study the experience in the Netherlands with civic integration policies will be explained in a detailed and systematic way. As it stands, the Netherlands presently has one of the most encompassing and coercive civic integration policies, which is characterised by overseas civic integration testing, a general obligation to pass a civic integration exam for all foreign nationals and the existence of an elaborate sanctioning regime. Our main purpose is to understand the legitimacy of civic integration in this country, particularly through analysing its main implications and effects from a broader perspective. This perspective consists of an historical context, a framework of modern citizenship rights, and a cross border comparison of different national integration concepts. The principal issues to be addressed are the political and social arguments which lay behind the introduction of civic integration policies, and the extent to which these policies fit within academic notions of modern citizenship. In addition, the Dutch model of civic integration will be set against alternative national integration strategies as prevailing in some other immigrant receiving countries, particularly Belgium, Canada and the United States. Dr. Jeanine Klaver is a social geographer by training and has been working in the field of integration and immigration issues for more than 15 years. At present she holds a management position at Regioplan Policy Research, a private research institute which specializes in social policy research. She has conducted many studies on the labour market integration of ethnic minorities, the social and economic integration of refugee groups and the effectiveness of civic integration policies both at the national and local level. Dr. Arend Odé wrote his dissertation research on contemporary international labour migration to the Netherlands. For the past fifteen years he has been involved in a great number of research projects related to the topics of migration and ethnic minorities’ integration. These projects are for the most part of a scientific nature, but also include a great number of policy evaluation studies. In addition, Dr. A.W.M. Odé participates in several national and international editorial and scientific networks. Currently, Arend Odé is head of a department of Regioplan Policy Research.
Europa Law Publishing; September 2009
218 pages; ISBN 9789089520272
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9089520279
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