The Europeanisation of Immigrant Integration Policies: Why Do Member States Continue to Go Their Own Way?
Author(s): Suzanne Mulcahy
Publisher(s): CIDOB Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Publication: Citizenship Policies in the Age of Diversity
Date of publication: Jul 2009
From Page 117 to 136
Description: This chapter examines the extent to which immigrant integration policies are being Europeanized by outlining how EU member states have shown their capacity to conform, reject or ignore 'EU norms.' The author argues that, while some limited Europeanization has indeed taken place in the field of integration policies, participation in the construction of EU norms and adaptation to EU norms of integration has varied widely across member states. The resulting pattern, accordingly, is not one of convergence but of 'differential adaptation with national colors.'General note: © 2009 CIDOB Foundation