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Submitted by Granville (France), Jan 21, 2015 at 03:14

I think Christopher Caldwell refers to "ethnic colonies" or maybe "settlements" ("colonies ethniques" in French) for this kind of areas. He uses that notion in order to describe the failure of integration of immigrants in Europe, who settle in places where the sovereign state hardly exercises any authority.

That has two consequences: first, these are semi-autonomous sectors indeed, second, immigrants behave more like expatriates and have no incentive to assimilate.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

"Ethnic colonies" is a good term.

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