Political participation in France among Non-European-origin migrants: Segregation or integration?

Rahsaan Maxwell

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    This article examines the political incorporation of minority migrant groups in Western Europe by analysing voting rates. I present the first quantitative data that compare turnout rates among multiple minority migrant groups in France and show that non-European-origin migrant groups have lower turnout rates than native French metropolitans. I claim neighbourhood effects can explain these turnout differences, suggesting that the underlying determinants of minority migrant voting behaviour in France are similar to those of native metropolitans. However, because non-European-origin migrants are more likely than native metropolitans to live in disadvantaged urban areas they have lower turnout rates.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)425-443
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 2010


    • France
    • Migration
    • Political Incorporation
    • Segregation
    • Voting Behaviour

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Demography
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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