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TitleDiversity in Decline? [electronic resource] : The Rise of the Political Right and the Fate of Multiculturalism / by Arjun Tremblay
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVIII, 271 p. 2 illus. online resource


In this book, Arjun Tremblay considers the future of multiculturalism, contextualised within an ideological and political shift to the right. Is there any hope that multiculturalism will survive alongside the rise of the political right across democracies? How can policy makers continue to recognize and to accommodate minorities in an increasingly inhospitable ideological environment? Based on evidence from three cases studies, Tremblay develops a hypothesis of multicultural outcomes, arguing that while the threat to multiculturalism is real, there still is hope, and that not only is the fate of minority rights in liberal democracies far from sealed, but it may still be possible to further protect the rights of immigrant and other minority groups in years to come. In order to do this, proponents of diversity politics may need to reconceptualise multiculturalism and other minority rights along instrumental lines as a means to fulfil policy objectives above and beyond the recognition and accommodation of immigrant minorities. This will be an important read for scholars interested in minority rights, multiculturalism, diversity politics, comparative politics, institutionalism, right-wing and far-right studies, and public policy


1: Introduction: Can Multiculturalism Survive the Rise of the Political Right? -- 2: The Multiculturalism Research Programme: Established and Emerging Concerns -- 3: Developing a Hypothesis of Multicultural Outcomes: Theory, Case Selection, Methodology and Clarifications -- 4. Canadian Multiculturalism during the Harper Governments (2006-2015): Diachronic Variance and the Importance of Electoral Outcomes -- 5. British Multiculturalism during the Cameron and May Majority Governments (2010-2017): Retreat, Survival and the Effects of Policy Design -- 6. American Multiculturalism during a Majority Republican Congress and a Unified Republican Government (1995-2007): Unprotected Policies and the Actions of Critical Veto Players -- 7. Conclusion: Scholarly Contributions and Potential Application to Theory-Building and Multicultural Policy Design

Political sociology Citizenship—Sociological aspects Social justice Public policy Political Sociology. Sociology of Citizenship. Social Justice Equality and Human Rights. Public Policy.


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