Challenging Immigration and Ethnic Relations Politics: Comparative European Perspectives

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EditorRuud Koopmans, Paul Statham

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At a time when immigration and ethnic relations issues are hotly disputed across Europe, and challenged by minorities and xenophobes, the explicit aim of this collection is to present substantive cross-national contributions on this new quality of contentious politics. That European countrieshave dealt with the integration of minorities in different ways, often bound up in conceptions of nationhood and citizenship traditions, indicates that research will benefit from more systematic cross-national comparisons. Secondly, the new contentiousness of immigration and ethnic relationspolitics points to a need for more systematic linkages between policy analyses and the public conflicts that are mobilized by xenophobic, minority, and anti-racist movements. Thirdly, since the topics of the extreme right and ethnic minorities have been largely dealt with as distinct fields, agreater cross-thematic conceptualisation is necessary The book divides into four parts. In the first, authors offer conceptual approaches to migration and ethnic relations politics drawing strongly on cross-national observations. Parts two and three are empirical analyses based on a method of systematic cross-national comparison. Whereas theinstitutionalised aspects of immigration and ethnic relations politics are the topic of part two, the third focuses more on the public contentious dimensions. Finally, in light of the important claims that nation-states are no longer the significant framework of reference for politics in aglobalizing world, the contributions to part four address the emergence of the transnational level of political authority and its implications for national and sub-national politics, and challenges by social movements.

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At a time when immigration and ethnic relations issues are hotly disputed across Europe, and challenged by minorities and xenophobes, the explicit aim of this collection is to present substantive cross-national contributions on this new quality of contentious politics. That European countrieshave dealt with the integration of minoritie...

Ruud Koopmans is at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) fur Sozialforschung. Paul Stratham is at University of Leeds.
Format:PaperbackPublished:December 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198295618

ISBN - 13:9780198295617

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Ruud Koopmans and Paul Statham: IntroductionPart I: Conceptual ApproachesRuud Koopmans and Paul Statham: Migration and Ethnic Relations as a Field of Political Contention: An Opportunity Structure ApproachJohn Rex: Multiculturalism and Political Integration in European CitiesJohn Solos and Liza Schuster: Citizenship, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Identity: Contemporary Dilemmas and Policy AgendasPart II: National Approaches to Migration and Ethnic Relations PoliticsHan Entzinger: Models of Incorporation for Ethnic MinoritiesMeindert Fennema: Legal Repression of Extreme-Right Parties and Racial DiscriminationChristian Joppke: Mobilisation of Culture and the Reform of Citizenship Law: Germany and the United StatesDietrich Thranhardt: Conflict, Consensus, and Policy Outcomes: Immigration and Integration in Germany and the NetherlandsPart III: Migrant and Xenophobic Challenges to Migration and Ethnic Relations PoliticsRuud Koopmans and Paul Statham: Challenging the Liberal Nation-State? Postnationalism, Multiculturalism, and the Collective Claims-making of Migrants and Ethnic MinoritiesPatrick Ireland: Reaping What They Sow: Institutions and Immigrant Political Participation in Western EuropeRomain Garbaye: Ethnic Minorities, Cities, and Institutions: A Comparison of the Modes of Management of Ethnic Diversity of a French and a British CityRoger Karapin: Major Anti-Minority Riots and National Legislative Campaigns Against Immigrants in Britain and GermanyRoger Eatwell: Ethnocentric Party Mobilisation in Europe: The Importance of the Three-dimensional ApproachTore Bjorgo: Xenophobic Violence and Ethnic Conflict at the Local Level: Lessons from the Scandinavian ExperiencePart IV: A Transnationalisation of Migration and Ethnic Relations PoliticsCathie Lloyd: Antiracist Responses to European IntegrationAdrian Favell and Andrew Geddes: Immigration and European Integration: New Opportunities for Transnational Mobilisation?