Optimal Opportunities for Ethnic Organisation and Political Integration? Comparing Stockholm with Other European Cities

Publication year: 2011

Per Strömblad, Gunnar Myrberg, Bo Bengtsson

Laura Morales and Marco Giugni (Eds.) Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe: Making Multicultural Democracy Work Pp. 115-139. Palgrave Macmillan.

Abstract

The overall question in this chapter is to what extent the political opportunity structure in Stockholm turns ethnic organisations into efficient political channels, and/or into efficient arenas for developing individual political resources and motivation. As our analyses primarily reveal only minor differences between Stockholm and the other European cities in this respect, we conclude the chapter by reflecting upon why the opportunities are not as optimal as could be expected.

Publication year: 2011

Per Strömblad, Gunnar Myrberg, Bo Bengtsson

Laura Morales and Marco Giugni (Eds.) Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe: Making Multicultural Democracy Work Pp. 115-139. Palgrave Macmillan.

Abstract

The overall question in this chapter is to what extent the political opportunity structure in Stockholm turns ethnic organisations into efficient political channels, and/or into efficient arenas for developing individual political resources and motivation. As our analyses primarily reveal only minor differences between Stockholm and the other European cities in this respect, we conclude the chapter by reflecting upon why the opportunities are not as optimal as could be expected.