European Cities, Municipal Organizations and Diversity: The New Politics of Difference (Global Diversities 1st ed. 2017)

European Cities, Municipal Organizations and Diversity: The New Politics of Difference (Global Diversities 1st ed. 2017)

By: Maria Schiller (author)Hardback

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This book challenges the prevailing view that local authorities are irrelevant in immigration policy-making. Presenting an in-depth ethnographic study of the recent implementation of local `diversity policies' in the Netherlands, Belgium and United Kingdom, it identifies a new politics of difference, characterized by a `paradigmatic pragmatism'. Building on extensive fieldwork in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Leeds, the author shows that, rather than simply replacing an earlier politics of difference, local diversity policies combine ideals of multiculturalism, assimilation and diversity. She links these findings to the ongoing modernization and diversification of municipal authorities, and the impact of this transformation on the profile of the bureaucrats and their implementation of diversity policies. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners engaged in the fields of immigration, diversity and multiculturalism. <

About Author

Maria Schiller is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany.

Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Diversity - a new approach to difference.- Chapter 3. The changing nature of public authorities and bureaucrats.- Chapter 4. What shapes local level policies?.- Chapter 5. Diversity policy in practice.- Chapter 6. Responses to diversification: the character of local policies.- Chapter 7. Conclusion.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137521835
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9781137521835
  • weight: 4552
  • ISBN10: 113752183X
  • edition: 1st ed. 2017

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