Matteo Gianni

Citizenship and Immigration: An Empirical and Normative Analysis of Swiss Philosophy of Integration

Contemporary Switzerland is experiencing a shift from the traditional accommodation of migration to “new” challenges of non-territorialized mobility and multiculturalism. Under such a shifting paradigm, political and institutional actors as well as the media are increasingly portraying diversity brought by immigration as a challenge to Swiss society. Policies and public discourses about “integration” have become sites of politicization and mobilization. Which philosophies of integration and citizenship underlie such controversies? Which normative assessment of them can be made according to democratic justice?

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