Minority Nationalism and Immigrant Integration

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780199240982
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599729 | DOI:
Minority Nationalism and Immigrant Integration

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This chapter explores the potential conflict between minority nationalism and immigration. Many minority nationalists welcome immigrants, and allow them to maintain and express their ethnic identity. However, the chances of a national minority adopting such a ‘civic’ or ‘post-ethnic’ model of nationalism will require policies that will give them some control over the process of immigrant integration, and establish or protect the pre-eminence of their language on its historic territory. This creates a potential dilemma, since these liguistic and educational policies may be illiberal.

Keywords: minority nationalism; immigrants; integration; self-government; ethnocultural identity; educational policy; linguistic policy

Chapter.  6764 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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