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dc.contributor.authorInglehart, Ronald
dc.contributor.authorNorris, Pippa
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-14T19:07:59Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationInglehart, Ronald, and Pippa Norris. 2009. Muslim Integration into Western Cultures: Between Origins and Destinations. HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-007, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4481625
dc.description.abstractTo what extent do migrants carry their culture with them, and to what extent do they acquire the culture of their new home? The answer not only has important political implications; it also helps us understand the extent to which basic cultural values are enduring or malleable; and whether cultural values are traits of individuals or are attributes of a given society. Part I considers theories about the impact of growing social diversity in Western nations. We classify two categories of society: ORIGINS (defined as Islamic Countries of Origin for Muslim migrants, including twenty nations with plurality Muslim populations) and DESTINATIONS (defined as Western Countries of Destination for Muslim migrants, including twenty-two OECD member states with Protestant or Roman Catholic majority populations). Using this framework, we demonstrate that on average, the basic social values of Muslim migrants fall roughly mid-way between those prevailing in their country of origin and their country of destination. We conclude that Muslim migrants do not move to Western countries with rigidly fixed attitudes; instead, they gradually absorb much of the host culture, as assimilation theories suggest.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJohn F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://web.hks.harvard.edu/publications/workingpapers/citation.aspx?PubId=6478en_US
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dc.subjectDPI - Democracy, Politics, and Institutionsen_US
dc.titleMuslim Integration into Western Cultures: Between Origins and Destinationsen_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalHKS Faculty Working Paper Seriesen_US
dash.depositing.authorNorris, Pippa
dc.date.available2010-10-14T19:07:59Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.00951.x
dash.contributor.affiliatedNorris, Pippa


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