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Thursday, April 5 • 1:30pm - 2:55pm
TH1.30.06 Partnerships and Local Governance Networks in Immigrant Integration: Municipalities in Comparative Perspective (#1)

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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 




When Immigrants Collaborate with City Administrations: Relational Dynamics Between Immigrants and Integration Officials in Local Integration Councils 
Maria Schiller, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity




Local Context and Institutional Narratives and Programs of Immigrant Integration: The Case of City Immigrant Affairs Offices in the United States 
Els de Graauw, Baruch College




Municipal Planning and Local Immigrant Immigration: An Agenda for Welcoming Cities 
Stacy Harwood, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign




Recognition and Institutional Memory in the Analysis of Public Action in Intercultural Relations: The Case of Montréal 
Marta Massana, University of Montreal


Thursday April 5, 2018 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Huron (2nd Floor)