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International Political Theory

Integration of Immigrants and the Theory of Recognition

'Just Integration'

Authors: Goksel, Gulay Ugur

  • Uniquely compares immigration policies and integration in Canada and Turkey
  • Offers a counterargument to the growing trend for restrictive immigration policies
  • Uses Axel Honneth's theory of recognition to consider policies surrounding the integration of immigrants
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This book approaches the issue of immigrant integration as a democratic justice problem. Based on Honneth’s recognition theory, it introduces the concept of ‘Just Integration’, which challenges the capacity of the actual recognition order of the host society to include its immigrants as full members.  The study criticizes the current political obsession to restore the social cohesion of the host society in the face of immigration. It argues that this perception inhibits host societies from recognizing their immigrants as individuals who have authentic skills, qualifications and identities in addition to their ethnic, cultural and religious attachments. The author applies the concept of ‘Just Integration’ to the real pathologies that immigrants/refugees suffer in Canada and Turkey, providing guidelines for progress towards better integration of immigrants within host societies and institutions. 

About the authors

Gulay Ugur Goksel is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey. She gained her Ph.D. degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. She is currently working on research projects on the integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: What Is Integration?

    Goksel, Gulay Ugur

    Pages 1-23

  • Theories of Justice, Multiculturalism, and the Theory of Recognition

    Goksel, Gulay Ugur

    Pages 27-56

  • What Is Just Integration?

    Goksel, Gulay Ugur

    Pages 57-102

  • Socio-economic Integration of Skilled Immigrants in Canada

    Goksel, Gulay Ugur

    Pages 105-144

  • Integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

    Goksel, Gulay Ugur

    Pages 145-175

Buy this book

eBook £73.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65843-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65842-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integration of Immigrants and the Theory of Recognition
Book Subtitle
'Just Integration'
Authors
Series Title
International Political Theory
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65843-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65843-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65842-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 182
Topics