PROFESSOR RAHSAAN MAXWELL
Immigrant integration has been one of the most intense political issues in Western Europe in recent decades. While many West European countries have long traditions of integrating immigrants from fellow European countries, the dramatic post-WWII rise in migrants from outside of Europe has literally changed the complexion of cities and towns across the continent. The extent to which these new non-white immigrants have successfully integrated is a hot topic of debate across Europe, and there is no consensus about the best way to promote integration. This course will explore these debates through literature on several aspects of immigrant integration in Western Europe.