The political potential of migrants is often overlooked in discussions around integration
Pirkkalainen, P., Wass, H., & Weide, M. (2016, 8.3.2016). The political potential of migrants is often overlooked in discussions around integration. Democratic Audit UK. Retrieved from http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20134
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In a recent study, Hanna Wass, Päivi Pirkkalainen and Marjukka Weide drew on the Somali community in Finland as a case study to consider immigrants as a political resource. They found that turnout among Somali‐born voters was only slightly lower than native citizens, and that their engagement in civic associations is highly dynamic and diverse. The results demonstrate that political potential of immigrants is often overlooked and highlight that economic and social inclusion are closely intertwined with political inclusion.
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