Int. J. of Sustainable Society   »   2013 Vol.5, No.4

 

 

Title: Immigrants' attitudes toward integration and citizenship in Germany, 1970-2000

 

Authors: James O. Bukenya; Peter V. Schaeffer

 

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Department of Agribusiness, Alabama A&M University, Box 1042 Normal, AL 35762, USA
Division of Resource Management, and Faculty Research Associate, Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6108, WV 26506-6108, Morgantown, USA

 

Abstract: Over the last 50 years many OECD countries have attracted large numbers of foreign immigrants. Faced with record inflows, increasingly from non-western countries, even traditional immigrant countries, such as the USA, are worried about their abilities to integrate the newcomers and are re-examining their immigration policies. This paper uses high quality data sets of five major immigrant groups in Germany to study how immigrants' attitudes toward immigration may have changed over the last thirty years. This is particularly interesting time period, because it coincides with significant political change in Western Europe, culminating so far with the creation of the European Union and European citizenship for citizens of member countries.

 

Keywords: international migration; assimilation; integration; citizenship; migration policy; immigrants; immigrant attitudes; Germany; migrants; immigration policies.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2013.056845

 

Int. J. of Sustainable Society, 2013 Vol.5, No.4, pp.357 - 373

 

Available online: 19 Aug 2013

 

 

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