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Newcomer integration, individual agency, and responsibility

From the book Responsibility for Refugee and Migrant Integration

  • Jan-Christoph Heilinger


This paper analyses the responsibility of well-off citizens in high-income countries for contributing to the social task of newcomer integration into their society, based on a moral outlook stressing the equal moral worth of all. It discusses moral reasons to overcome apathy and inaction, offers a multilayered justification of individual responsibility, and points towards the importance of collective action and institutional support.

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