Theorizing National Models of Integration: An Ideational Perspective

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

32 Downloads (Pure)

Resumé

In recent years, the use of typologies of national models of integration to analyze and understand immigrant integration politics, policy or processes has become contentious. The approach has received a good share of criticism for offering stereotypical, inaccurate or too simplistic descriptions of how countries approach immigrant integration. According to critics, the approach lacks a clear definition and operationalization of the national model concept, it ignores internal variation, it is unable to account for change and, finally, it lacks a theory of action regarding how ideas affect policies. This paper responds to all these four criticisms but from the perspective of an ideational understanding of the national models approach. However, first, the paper distinguishes different kinds of national model approaches in order to offer a precise definition of the ideational approach it develops.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEthnicities
Vol/bind19
Udgave nummer4
ISSN1468-7968
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019

Fingerprint

criticism
immigrant
lack
operationalization
critic
typology
politics
Ideational
Criticism
Immigrants
Operationalization

Citer dette

@article{1898f39c370f415aa9a7f519fdf70ada,
title = "Theorizing National Models of Integration: An Ideational Perspective",
abstract = "In recent years, the use of typologies of national models of integration to analyze and understand immigrant integration politics, policy or processes has become contentious. The approach has received a good share of criticism for offering stereotypical, inaccurate or too simplistic descriptions of how countries approach immigrant integration. According to critics, the approach lacks a clear definition and operationalization of the national model concept, it ignores internal variation, it is unable to account for change and, finally, it lacks a theory of action regarding how ideas affect policies. This paper responds to all these four criticisms but from the perspective of an ideational understanding of the national models approach. However, first, the paper distinguishes different kinds of national model approaches in order to offer a precise definition of the ideational approach it develops.",
author = "Jensen, {Kristian Kriegbaum}",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1177/1468796819843535",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
journal = "Ethnicities",
issn = "1468-7968",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",
number = "4",

}

Theorizing National Models of Integration: An Ideational Perspective. / Jensen, Kristian Kriegbaum.

I: Ethnicities, Bind 19, Nr. 4, 2019.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Theorizing National Models of Integration: An Ideational Perspective

AU - Jensen, Kristian Kriegbaum

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - In recent years, the use of typologies of national models of integration to analyze and understand immigrant integration politics, policy or processes has become contentious. The approach has received a good share of criticism for offering stereotypical, inaccurate or too simplistic descriptions of how countries approach immigrant integration. According to critics, the approach lacks a clear definition and operationalization of the national model concept, it ignores internal variation, it is unable to account for change and, finally, it lacks a theory of action regarding how ideas affect policies. This paper responds to all these four criticisms but from the perspective of an ideational understanding of the national models approach. However, first, the paper distinguishes different kinds of national model approaches in order to offer a precise definition of the ideational approach it develops.

AB - In recent years, the use of typologies of national models of integration to analyze and understand immigrant integration politics, policy or processes has become contentious. The approach has received a good share of criticism for offering stereotypical, inaccurate or too simplistic descriptions of how countries approach immigrant integration. According to critics, the approach lacks a clear definition and operationalization of the national model concept, it ignores internal variation, it is unable to account for change and, finally, it lacks a theory of action regarding how ideas affect policies. This paper responds to all these four criticisms but from the perspective of an ideational understanding of the national models approach. However, first, the paper distinguishes different kinds of national model approaches in order to offer a precise definition of the ideational approach it develops.

U2 - 10.1177/1468796819843535

DO - 10.1177/1468796819843535

M3 - Journal article

VL - 19

JO - Ethnicities

JF - Ethnicities

SN - 1468-7968

IS - 4

ER -