Immigration: Europe's Normative Challenge

Journal of International Migration and Integration, Forthcoming

Posted: 24 Jul 2018

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: June 29, 2018


To absorb millions of immigrants into European societies requires a normative integration. This paper examines the dominant paradigms which characterize integrations, situating assimilation and unbounded pluralism at opposite ends of a continuum. Diversity Within Unity (DWU) is offered as a third approach. It calls for adherence to core values from all (the Unity realm), but beyond these shared values, diversity is fully accepted. The implications for religious practice, education, language, and communal loyalties are explored.

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Etzioni, Amitai, Immigration: Europe's Normative Challenge (June 29, 2018). Journal of International Migration and Integration, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

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