This chapter explores the complex theme of immigrants’ civic participation – political or social engagement going beyond voting – in the European Union, using Denmark as a case study. The country has gone through a particularly interesting transformation in terms of immigration policies, from a society initially putting no restrictions on immigration to one requiring a deep link to its culture and a set of “desirable” qualities to allow an immigrant to settle down there, even with a Danish spouse. The related institutional and administrative changes have probably had a great impact on immigrants’ participation in civic and other areas.
Territoriality and Migration in the E.u. Neighbourhood: Spilling Over the Wall, 2014, p. 127-143