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The political potential of migrants is often overlooked in discussions around integration

Wass, Hanna, Pirkkalainen, Päivi and Weide, Marjukka (2016) The political potential of migrants is often overlooked in discussions around integration. Democratic Audit UK (08 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In a recent study, Hanna Wass, Päivi Pirkkalainen and Marjukka Weide drew on the Somali community in Finland as a case study to consider immigrants as a political resource. They found that turnout among Somali-born voters was only slightly lower than native citizens, and that their engagement in civic associations is highly dynamic and diverse. The results demonstrate that political potential of immigrants is often overlooked and highlight that economic and social inclusion are closely intertwined with political inclusion.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 07:41
Last Modified: 23 May 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80811

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