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Philosophies of integration : immigration and the idea of citizenship in France and Britain /
Adrian Favell.
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New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press in association with Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, 1998.
description
xiii, 288 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0312176090 (cloth)
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imprint
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press in association with Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, 1998.
isbn
0312176090 (cloth)
catalogue key
1816251
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-273) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Adrian Favell is Research Fellow of the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER), Utrecht
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1998-07:
This is a solidly researched and balanced analysis of the relationship among immigration, ethnic consciousness, and cultural pluralism in Britain and France. In exploring these matters, the Favell (European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) deals extensively with the challenges they present to national integration. There is a particularly interesting discussion of the various meanings of citizenship and the contrasting definitions of membership in the political community in France and Britain, the former marked by the Jacobin dogma of a congruence between nationality and citizenship and a rejection of multiculturalism, and the latter by a more nuanced and tolerant view of ethnonational diversity, coupled with a somewhat inconsistent policy regarding naturalization. The author explores the ambivalent attitudes of the political and cultural elites toward ethnolinguistic differences. He does a fine job in dealing with the heritage of colonialism insofar as it influenced British and French conceptions of political community. Favell also examines the impact of recent developments on the traditional approaches and policies of Britain and France, notably the increasing racial diversity, the growth of xenophobia and racism, and European integration and supranationality. Finally, he examines the implications of the changing texture of British and French society on the future of the nation-state. The book is equipped with a sizable bibliography and a relatively detailed index. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. W. Safran; University of Colorado at Boulder
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Summaries
Main Description
A comprehensive comparative study of the distinct ideas and political arguments that have shaped French and British policies towards their ethnic minorities, and the effects of these intellectual frameworks at local, national and European levels. The author sets out the divergent conceptualisations of citizenship, nationality, pluralism, autonomy, public order and tolerance that make up the national "philosophies" in the two countries--republican integration in France and multicultural race relations in Britain.
Main Description
A comprehensive comparative study of the distinct ideas and political arguments that have shaped French and British policies towards their ethnic minorities, and the effects of these intellectual frameworks at local, national and European levels. The author sets out the divergent conceptualisations of citizenship, nationality, pluralism, autonomy, public order and tolerance that make up the national "philosophies" in the two countries--republican integration in France and multicultural racerelations in Britain.
Main Description
A comprehensive comparative study of the distinct ideas and political arguments that have shaped French and British policies towards their ethnic minorities, and the effects of these intellectual frameworks at local, national and European levels. The author sets out the divergent conceptualisations of citizenship, nationality, pluralism, autonomy, public order and tolerance that make up the national "philosophies" in the two countries--republican integration in France and multicultural race relations in Britain. This new paperback edition contains a new preface bringing the volume up-to-date in the light of new legislation and progress.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Glossaryp. x
Liberal Democracies and their Ethnic Dilemmasp. 1
Comparing philosophies of integration: France and Britainp. 2
A note on theory and methodologyp. 4
Outline of chaptersp. 6
Public Philosophies as Normative and Explanatory Theoriesp. 8
Normative and explanatory approaches to the study of ethnic dilemmasp. 10
Amateur political theories and public philosophiesp. 14
Immigration and integration: the emergence of a public problemp. 22
The evolution of policy frameworks: path dependency and institutional performancep. 26
France: The Republican Philosophy of Integration. Ideas and Politics in the 1980sp. 40
The myth of republican citizenshipp. 43
From the pragmatics of insertion to the high principles of integrationp. 46
Citizenship and nationalityp. 62
Citizenship and culturep. 70
Citizenship and moralityp. 79
Britain: The Paradoxical Triumph of Multicultural Race Relationsp. 94
The myth of citizenship and social progressp. 98
Retelling the triumph of multicultural race relationsp. 101
Border control, public order and inter-racial equilibriump. 110
Culture and pluralism: the making of good citizensp. 122
Faith, trust and civility: the multicultural politics of an ancien regimep. 134
France into the 1990s: Following the Integration Line jusqu'au boutp. 150
Nation and nationality law: a very French obsessionp. 152
Moral orientalism: the problematic place of Islamp. 173
Hidden by universalism: the new French underclassp. 183
The stubborn virtues of a republican philosophyp. 190
Britain into the 1990s: Cracks in the Mirrorp. 200
The rabid logic of immigration controlp. 202
Race relations versus multiculturalismp. 213
The privatisation of racismp. 225
The Queen is deadp. 230
Challenge to the Nation-State: The European Questionp. 240
Breaking the myths: international and local practicesp. 242
The European dilemmap. 251
Bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 274
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