15. Ethnic Social Networks, Social Capital, and Political Participation of Immigrants

  1. Assaad E. Azzi Professor director3,
  2. Xenia Chryssochoou Associate Professor4,
  3. Bert Klandermans Professor5 and
  4. Bernd Simon Professor Directors6
  1. Dirk Jacobs Professor of Sociology and
  2. Jean Tillie Professor of Political Science

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch15

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

How to Cite

Jacobs, D. and Tillie, J. (2010) Ethnic Social Networks, Social Capital, and Political Participation of Immigrants, in Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies (eds A. E. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans and B. Simon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 4

    Panteion University (Athens, Greece)

  3. 5

    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  4. 6

    Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199476

Online ISBN: 9781444328158

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Keywords:

  • ethnic social networks, social capital - and political participation of immigrants;
  • key developments of recent empirical research in Europe - link between immigrants' political participation and engagement in associations;
  • “ethnic civic community” argument;
  • Research Projects, into associational membership - and political participation of immigrants;
  • bridging cultural capital - education, language proficiency;
  • special issue, of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies;
  • Turks, a lower level of political involvement - the Russian group, least politically active;
  • patterns of political integration, and local differences - ethnic civic community, similarities between four countries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Critical Assessment of the “Ethnic Civic Community” Argument

  • Research Projects into Associational Membership and Political Participation of Immigrants

  • First Results from Empirical Studies in Europe

  • Lack of Social Capital: Receptiveness to (Muslim) Radicalism

  • Discussion

  • References