Participation and associationism of immigrants: Tools for the exercise of citizenship

  • Manuela Gabriel
Keywords: participation, associationism, immigrants, migrant associations


The following article aims to provide a general conceptual definition of participation and its benefits, with immigrants in the process of integration as a reference point. The principal authors mentioned in this article have addressed the phenomenon of associationism with a special focus to study the phenomenon of immigrant associations. These immigrant associations in the last few years have emerged as interlocutors mirroring the needs and interests of recent immigrants, and at the same time they are recognized as spaces and instruments for an active participation in all public areas. The movement of associationism should be studied in order to determine the causes of its presence, and to understand its many contributions to the lives of immigrants, and the role that they play in the society.

Received: 31 June 2015
Accepted: 15 October 2015
Published online: 11 December 2017


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Author Biography

Manuela Gabriel
Doctora en Estudios Internacionales e Interculturales (Universidad de Deusto, España). Máster en Mediación Intercultural, Resolución de Conflictos y Gestión de la Diversidad Cultural (Université de Sherbrooke, Canadá)
How to Cite
Gabriel, Manuela. 2017. “Participation and Associationism of Immigrants: Tools for the Exercise of Citizenship”. Deusto Journal of Human Rights, no. 13 (December), 219-44.