Between Citizenship and Race: Great Britain

Christian Joppke

in Immigration and the Nation-State

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780198295402
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599576 | DOI:
Between Citizenship and Race: Great Britain

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The UK has tried to address the problem of immigrant integration through a mixture of a restrictive immigration policy and a liberal race‐relations policy. Its central consensus has been attacked at the level of local politics by a militant anti‐racist left and a nationalist ‘anti‐anti‐racist’ right, and is now further threatened by pressures from the minorities themselves, which show the limits of an approach to integration that focuses on race at the expense of other group markers. In particular, Muslim demands (for example, in relation to separate Islamic schools and book‐banning) illustrate the limits of multiculturalism in a liberal state.

Keywords: Great Britain; immigration; multiculturalism; race relations

Chapter.  15076 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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