Racism, ethnicity, and politics in contemporary Europe /
edited by Alec G. Hargreaves and Jeremy Leaman.
Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : E. Elgar, c1995.
xiv, 280 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : E. Elgar, c1995.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reference & Research Book News, December 1995
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. . . any student who is interested in the topic of making a study of the issue may well find much of value within its pages and so much food for thought. Talking Politics Issues of race and ethnicity in Europe have been brought to the fore by the recent electoral successes of extreme right-wing parties, while immigration and refugee policies are exposing deep uncertainties across the political spectrum. The politicization of race , ethnicity and immigration is a key feature of contemporary European society. In this important new volume, leading specialists explore the political mediation of racism across western Europe, examining its causes, character and consequences. Racism, Ethnicity and Politics in Contemporary Europe includes an overview of contemporary racism, investigations into its socio-economic and ideological roots, analyses of its role in party politics and studies of multilateral and non-governmental initiatives designed to promote anti-racism. The contributors provide case studies of Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy. They consider both the experience of racism in specific countries and common issues thrown up by the resurgence of racism at a time of profound socio-economic restructuring and political uncertainty. The rich insights offered by this book will be of interest to students and scholars active in many disciplines ranging from politics and sociology to discourse analysis and social psychology.
Table of Contents
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Notes on Contributors
Racism in Contemporary Western Europe: An Overviewp. 3
International Comparisons in the Field of Ethnic Relationsp. 31
'Race', Class Formation and Political Interests: A Comparison of Amsterdam and Londonp. 47
Contexts for 'Integration' and Exclusion in Modern and Contemporary Francep. 79
Ethnocentrism and the Front National Vote in the 1988 French Presidential Electionp. 96
'They must obey our laws and customs!': Political Debate about Muslim Assimilability in Great Britain, France and The Netherlandsp. 115
The National Question and the Political Construction of Immigrant Ethnic Communities in Belgiump. 131
'Spain is Different'p. 145
The Italian Far Right: Nationalist Attitudes and Views on Ethnicity and Immigrationp. 159
Ethnic Minorities and Multilateral European Institutionsp. 179
Institutionalising Anti-Discrimination in Europep. 192
Adult Education and Training Issues for Ethnic Minorities and Migrants in Europep. 209
Symbolic Highlights or Political Enlightenment? Strategies for Fighting Racism in Germanyp. 225
Ethnic Minority Mobilisation Against Racism in Francep. 240
Rights and Difference: Questions of Citizenship in Francep. 253
Indexp. 265
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