xiv, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"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."--Publisher's description.
"This book describes, analyses, and--to a certain extent--evaluates the fundamental changes in Dutch civic integration policies that determine the legal and social position of migrant minorities; it also contains a description of integration policies in Flanders, the US and Canada"--Pref.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204).
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Concepts of citizenship and civic integration Dutch approaches to integration and citizenship from an historical perspective Civic integration policies in the Netherlands The Flemish model of civic integration The Canadian model of integration and citizenship Integration and citizenship in the United States Concluding remarks.
KKM2440 .K53 2009
Groningen : Europa Law Publishing, 2009.