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Depoliticizing integration through statistical indicators

Published inJournal of Political Power, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 86-103
Publication date2019

The concept of integration plays an increasingly important role in Western societies, which is accompanied by a similar increase in statistical indicators designed to measure the policies that shape integration. In this paper, we critically examine one such system of measurement: the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics' Indicators of Integration. We use an interpretative methodology to analyse the political and conceptual construction of a quantitative policy-tool. As such, we provide an innovative and theory-based approach to analysing statistical policy-tools more widely.

  • Integration
  • Migration
  • Statistics
  • Policy analysis
  • Critical studies
  • Discourse analysis
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - NCCR on the move: NCCR - Swiss National CEntre for Competence in Research - The Migration Mobility Nexus
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AKIN, Arkan, BANFI, Elisa. Depoliticizing integration through statistical indicators. In: Journal of Political Power, 2019, vol. 12, n° 1, p. 86–103. doi: 10.1080/2158379X.2019.1573612
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ISSN of the journal2158-379X

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