The use and misuse of policy indices in the domain of citizenship and integration
Title: The use and misuse of policy indices in the domain of citizenship and integration
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Citation: Special issue of Comparative European Politics (CEP), 2013, Vol. 11, No. 5
ISSN: 1740-388X; 1472-4790
This special issue aims at discussing recent developments in the citizenship and integration literature especially regarding policy indices and the way policies are conceptualized and measured: How do we operationalize citizenship regimes? How do we measure and compare integration policies? Does it matter which and how many aspects are included in an index? How effective are policy outputs and do they lead to the intended outcomes? Once we know how to measure citizenship and integration policies we are also in a position to establish typologies and configurations of citizenship regimes. However, what are the assumptions underlying such typologies? Can we actually compare citizenship and integration policies across countries and across time?
Table of Contents:
-- The use and misuse of policy indices in the domain of citizenship and integration, Marc Helbling and Maarten Peter Vink -- Validating integration and citizenship policy indices, Marc Helbling -- Is there really a retreat from multiculturalism policies? New evidence from the multiculturalism policy index, Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka -- Mysterious multiculturalism: The risks of using model-based indices for making meaningful comparisons, Jan Willem Duyvendak, Rogier van Reekum, Fatiha El-Hajjari and Christophe Bertossi -- Citizenship configurations: Analysing the multiple purposes of citizenship regimes in Europe, Maarten Peter Vink and Rainer Bauböck -- The complexities of measuring naturalization rates in advanced industrialized countries, Thomas Janoski -- Cantonal variations of integration policy and their impact on immigrant educational inequality, Anita Manatschal and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen -- Indices of immigrant rights: What have we learned, where should we go?, Ruud Koopmans
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