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By Sara Wallace Goodman

Why are conventional geographical regions newly defining club and belonging? within the twenty-first century, a number of Western ecu states have hooked up compulsory civic integration standards as stipulations for citizenship and place of dwelling, which come with language talent, kingdom wisdom and price commitments for immigrants. This ebook examines this club coverage adoption and version via either medium-N research and 3 paired comparisons to argue that whereas there's convergence in tools, there's additionally major divergence in coverage goal, layout and results. to give an explanation for this transformation, this e-book makes a speciality of the continued, dynamic interplay of institutional direction dependency and social gathering politics. via paired comparisons of Austria and Denmark, Germany and the uk, and the Netherlands and France, this e-book illustrates how adaptations in those components - in addition to quite a few causal tactics - produce divergent civic integration coverage ideas that, finally, defend and anchor nationwide understandings of membership.

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