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Through immigration, our society is becoming more diverse. However, the integration and inclusion of migrants is often difficult. ANUSCHEH FARAHAT is interested in the question of how this inclusion can be promoted through the means of law. In particular, she focuses on the structural obstacles migrants face when attempting to participate in society, such as when entering the job market or higher education. As she explains in this video, she, therefore, examines how the constitutional law in Germany can be used to combat structural inequalities. Establishing a definition of inclusion that sees it as an interactive process involving multiple actors, not only the migrants, she has found that the German constitution already provides a tool to implement such an interactive form of integration: the principle of equality. Of course, the law can only achieve integration to a certain extent as it is also dependent on the participation of the public.


Anuscheh Farahat is Senior Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law. She is also Director of the Emmy-Noether Research Group on ‘Transnational Solidarity Conflicts’ at Goethe University Frankfurt. She has undertaken international research at universities in Lisbon, Madrid, and Granada and was William K. Coblentz Fellow at the School of Law of the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include European and German constitutional law and German and European migration management. For her scholarly work, she has received several awards, such as the Hermann Mosler Prize of the German Society of International Law, and she is a member of the German Young Academy of Science.

Original publication

Inklusion in der superdiversen Einwanderungsgesellschaft: Verfassungsrechtliche Eckpunkte

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Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts
Published in 2018

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