Political integration by a detour? ethnic communities and social capital of migrants in Berlin

@article{Berger2004PoliticalIB,
  title={Political integration by a detour? ethnic communities and social capital of migrants in Berlin},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Paz Berger and Christian Galonska and Ruud Koopmans},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={491 - 507}
}
This article investigates the impact of associational participation of migrants on their political integration in Berlin. Using survey data, we focus on the individual level to see whether migrants who are active in German and/or ethnic organisations are better integrated politically. We test the social capital argument that participation in voluntary organisations is beneficial for political integration and investigate the empirical side of the often normatively‐based fear that ethnic self… 
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