Cultural migration: Networks of Iranian Organizations in the Netherlands

Authors

  • Matthijs van den Bos International Studies at Birkbeck, University of London
  • Wahideh Achbari University of Edinburgh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v4i2.219

Keywords:

Dutch Iranians, organization networks, political culture

Abstract

While distrust and divisiveness amongst Iranians in different diaspora environments have been commonly acknowledged, there are additional indications suggesting that Dutch-Iranian organizations are relatively scarce. In this article, we compare the organizational networks of Dutch-Iranians to those of Turks and Moroccans in the Netherlands. The results show that organization density is lower and fragmentation higher for Dutch-Iranians. We explain this by Iranian forms of organization, which have been transplanted to and interact with the diaspora.  However, Dutch-Iranians are also exceptionally well integrated in the Dutch society. This puts the relationship between integration and ethnic organization into question. 

How to Cite

van den Bos, M., & Achbari, W. (1). Cultural migration: Networks of Iranian Organizations in the Netherlands. Migration Letters, 4(2), 171-181. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v4i2.219