The emergent literature on mainstreaming immigrant integration frequently references the term ‘superdiversity’. The diversification of migration is put forward as one rationale for implementing measures to support immigrant integration across policy fields and across levels of policy making. In this chapter and against the backdrop of the book’s empirical work, I ask how else, beyond being a rationale for mainstreaming, thinking about superdiversity might add to debates about what is mainstreamed. I primarily advance the argument that a superdiversity lens is uniquely placed to critically examine whether the goal of mainstreaming should be integration and propose to consider the merits of thinking about convivial disintegration as a more adequate policy goal.
|Title of host publication||Mainstreaming Integration Governance|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Trends in Migrant Integration Policies in Europe|
|Editors||Peter Scholten, Ilona van Breugel|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Aug 2017|