International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Immigration and Integration: Keys to a Debate. A Point of View from Spain
María José Añón

This article reflects on the concept of integration and on conceptions of integration. It focuses primarily on two conceptions: one based on the contract theory and the duty of integration, and the other related more to the thesis of citizenship. The paper examines the evolution of both trends in Spanish legal norms with the aim of analysing and evaluating, on the one hand, the logic of individual responsibility arising from the development of a unilateral and binding conception of integration, and on the other hand the positive reinforcement that the compensatory logic of policies and antidiscrimination law can provide.

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