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Description - Getting into Local Power by Romain Garbaye

This study presents a comparison of the politics of ethnic minorities in British and French cities, with a focus on the election of city councillors of Birmingham, Lille and Roubaix between 1980 and 2000. It shows that, while the Labour-run Birmingham City Council has co-opted a significant number of councillors of African-Caribbean and Asian background, the population of North African origins in Lille has obtained little or no representation. Roubaix represents an intermediate case, with the number of ethnic minority councillors increasing through the 1990s. The book considers styles of political mobilisation of ethnic minorities in the context of urban political systems, as well as the strategies used by party leaders and to manage ethnic diversity in political competition. It analyses how ethnic and cultural diversity in urban societies translates into conflictual politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405126946
ISBN-10: 1405126949
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 146mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Romain Garbaye

Romain Garbaye is Maitre de Conferences at the Universite Paris IV-Sorbonne. He obtained his DPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford, and he has held a Jean Monnet post-doctoral fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on the politics of ethnic minorities in European cities.

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