Integration in kommunalen raum: Bremen und Newcastle im Vergleich

Hackett, S (2012) 'Integration in kommunalen raum: Bremen und Newcastle im Vergleich.' In: Oltmer, J, Kreienbrink, A and Sanz Díaz, C, eds. Das "Gastarbeiter"-System: Arbeitsmigration und ihre Folgen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und Westeuropa. Oldenbourg, Munich, pp. 247-259. ISBN 9783486709469


The integration of immigrants is currently at the forefront of the German political agenda. Concern regarding their levels of integration has, in recent years, witnessed the Zuwanderungsgesetz of 2004 and the Immigration Act of 2005, as well as the national Integrationsgipfel and the first German Islam Conference in 2006. This paper will uncover the events that led to this “integration crisis” by providing an analytical historical assessment of Germany’s initial recruitment process and its impact in the longue durée. It will draw upon the Turkish community of Bremen and examine the experiences of guest-workers during the arrival and integration process through an investigation of their performances within the employment, housing and education sectors. It will highlight the holistic local consequences of the guest-worker scheme, and conclude that the effects of Germany’s immigration policies long outlived the guest-worker years, paving the way for much-needed investigation linking immigration history and integration.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 12:43
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