Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe
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Contested Citizenship by Ruud Koopmans
Book DescriptionThis book demonstrates how national identity affects the dynamics of immigration. From international press coverage of the French government's attempt to prevent Muslims from wearing headscarves to terrorist attacks in Madrid and the United States, questions of cultural identity and pluralism are at the center of the world's most urgent events and debates. Presenting an unprecedented wealth of empirical research garnered during ten years of a cross-cultural project. "Contested Citizenship" addresses these fundamental issues by comparing collective actions by migrants, xenophobes, and antiracists in Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Revealing striking cross-national differences in how immigration and diversity are contended by different national governments, these authors find that how citizenship is constructed is the key variable defining the experience of Europe's immigrant populations. "Contested Citizenship" provides nuanced policy recommendations and challenges the truism that multiculturalism is always good for immigrants. Even in an age of European integration and globalization, the state remains a critical actor in determining what points of view are sensible and realistic - and legitimate - in society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816646623
(229mm x 149mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ruud Koopmans
Making of a European Public Sphere, Paperback (July 2010)
This book shows how European integration is debated in the mass media, and how this affects democratic inclusiveness.
Contested Citizenship, Paperback (November 2005)
Demonstrates how national identity affects the dynamics of immigration. Revealing cross-national differences in how immigration and diversity are contended by different national governments, this book finds that how citizenship is constructed is the key variable defining the experience of Europe's immigrant populations.
Challenging Immigration and Ethnic Relations Politics, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Ruud Koopmans
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 of pieces is to present substantive cross-national contributions on this new quality of contentious politics.
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Author Biography - Ruud Koopmans
Ruud Koopmans is professor of sociology at Free University, Amsterdam. Paul Statham is reader in political communications at the University of Leeds. Marco Giugni is a researcher and teacher of political science at the University of Geneva. Florence Passy is assistant professor of political science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
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