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Friday, April 6 • 9:40am - 11:05am
FR9.40.06 Partnerships and Local Governance Networks in Immigrant Integration: Municipalities in Comparative Perspective (#2)

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Immigrant integration has long been a salient issue for urban communities, municipal officials, and local non-governmental organizations that work with newcomer communities. This two-part panel brings together studies that investigate the local governance of immigrant integration in comparative municipal perspective, with a focus on governance mechanisms between different public entities as well as between public and private entities at the municipal level in the United States, Canada, and Europe. They ask: What are city officials doing to address immigrant integration issues? How does local context influence government narratives and programs of immigrant integration? How do cities participate in larger networks that seek to shape integration policies at the municipal level? How and where does immigrant integration fit in the work of municipal planners? How do local government officials work with non-governmental actors in developing and implementing integration policies and practices? How does the immigrant integration work of government officials in small, more remote municipalities compare with that of officials in big, urban immigrant destinations? The papers in this two-part panel address these important questions using original quantitative and qualitative data, and they draw on literatures and theoretical perspectives in political science, public policy, urban planning, sociology, and anthropology.

Moderator: Els de Graauw, Baruch College


City-based Inclusion Networks and Emerging Forms of Municipal Solidarity 
Bob W. White, University of Montreal

To Be or Not to Be Part of European Networks? French Cities and Immigration
Aude-Claire Fourot, Simon Fraser University; Aisling Healy, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne et laboratoire Triangle; Anouk Flamant, Sciences Po Lyon & Triangle; Anthony Clément, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne

Governance Networks and Bureaucratic Hierarchies: Explaining Diversity Policies and Their Effects in Local Administrations in Berlin
Christine Lang, Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Good Will or Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Receiving (Im)migrants and Structuring Policies in Quebec’s Remote Regions 
Jorge Frozzini, University of Québec at Chicoutimi


Friday April 6, 2018 9:40am - 11:05am
Roosevelt (2nd Floor)