The Process of Establishing the Migrant’s Advisory Board of Leipzig, Germany (1996-2008). An Analysis of Success Factors


Recent studies have investigated the functions of communal migrants’ advisory boards, whereas previous constitutions of these councils have not been included yet. This paper analyses the negotiation processes between communal actors before the constitution by evaluating documents of Leipzig’s municipal office. The study suggests that cooperation between political groups in the city parliament, arbitration between actors by the municipal office and the SPD parliamentary group’s change of position may have led to the constitution of a migrants’ advisory board.

In SKLK Working Papers (1) [in German]