Justice delayed is assimilation denied: Rightwing terrors and immigrants' assimilation in Germany

Posted: 21 Aug 2018

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Sumit S. Deole

Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg

Date Written: March 24, 2019

Abstract

In 2011 a German right-wing extremist group was exposed in the media as having killed individuals of Turkish ethnicity in the early 2000. The press coverage highlighted the inability of authorities to name perpetrators sooner. Authorities were criticized for (alleged) institutional racism. In this paper, we show that this episode reinforced significantly a feeling of estrangement among Turkish immigrants, who become less likely to self-identify as Germans. This episode was also followed by a substantial decrease in their health satisfaction and subjective wellbeing.

Keywords: Rightwing crimes, immigration, delayed justice, social assimilation

JEL Classification: F22, J15, Z10

Suggested Citation

Deole, Sumit S., Justice delayed is assimilation denied: Rightwing terrors and immigrants' assimilation in Germany (March 24, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3213776 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3213776

Sumit S. Deole (Contact Author)

Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg ( email )

Halle (Saale), Saxony-Anhalt
Germany

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