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Getting into Local Power The Politics of Ethnic Minorities in British and French Cities

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ISBN-10: 1405126949

ISBN-13: 9781405126946

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Romain Garbaye

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This book presents a comparison of the patterns of ethnic minority politics in British and French city politics. A comparison of the participation of ethnic minorities in British and French cities. Includes direct comparisons of particular cities Birmingham, Lille and Roubaix. Shows how ethnic and cultural diversity translates into political conflict in different political systems. 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. Analyses how ethnic and cultural diversity in urban societies translates into conflictual…    
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Book details

List price: $41.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

List of Maps
Series Editors' Preface
The Election of Ethnic Minorities on European City Councils
Comparing Ethnic Minority Politics in Britain and France
Contrasting Levels of Representation and Modes of Access in the 1980s and 1990s
Towards an Analysis of Local Political Processes
Historical Institutionalism and the Comparison of Local Cases
Strategies of Management of Ethnic Conflict and Historical Institutionalism
Strategies of management of ethnic conflict
Historical institutionalism
Central and local factors
Birmingham, Lille and Roubaix, 1980s-2001
The Main Propositions and the Outline of the Book
The framing of debates on immigration and integration in national politics: 1945-2001
Contrasting local political systems
The British Policy Framework: Liberal Citizenship Regime, Depoliticization and the Race Relationism of British Cities
1948-1958: Pressure on Local Authorities and National Indifference
The beginning of mass migration
National apathy and local agitation
1958-1968: The Birth of the British Race Relations Policy Framework
1965-1968: the first 'race relations' policies
Consequences of the race relations framework on later patterns of minority participation
The 1970s and 1980s: The Legacy of the 1960s Settlement
The polarization of the 1970s
The Labour Party as the minorities' party - until 2001?
The 1980s onwards: local Labour activism
The 'Race Relationism' of British Cities in the 1980s and 1990s
Equal opportunities policies, city networks and the election of non-white councillors
Local variations
The French Policy Framework: Planned Migration, Xenophobic Politics and Durable Political Exclusion
1945-1973: State Planning and Unintended Effects
The 1945 framework and the generation gap
The unexpected arrival of extra-European immigrants
The management of North African populations by the central state
1974-1983: The Bureaucratic Management of Political Incertitude
From migrants to minorities
Struggling to define immigration policy
1983-1997: National and Local Politicization of Immigration in Xenophobic Terms
The Socialist Party and the failure of the Beur movement
The rise of the Front National and the contradictory reactions of party elites
The Construction of Consensus after 1997
Socialist policy innovations
The 2001 local elections
Birmingham, 1980s-2001: Inner-city Labour Politics and Pluri-ethnic Government
From Indifference to Multi-ethnic Coalition: The Birth of Ethnic Politics in Birmingham
Birmingham government: polycentric and partisan
A large, diverse and disadvantaged ethnic minority population
From indifference and hostility to pluri-ethnic government: 50 years of ethnic politics
Institutions and Activists: How Ethnic Minorities Penetrated the Labour Party
Styles of community organization
The political institutions of the inner city
Three styles of co-optation in Labour ward-level politics: from vote brokerage to independent councillors
Lille, 1980s-2001: Machine Politics and Exclusion of Minorities in the French Municipal System
The Lille-Roubaix comparison
A strategy of avoidance and denial
Lille's Double Strategy of Externalization and Political Exclusion
The emergence of a North African minority
The municipality's policy of gentrification
The persistence of a social and ethnic 'problem' in Lille
Social discontent in the political arena: Front National, republican universalism and minority disorganization
The French Municipal System, Machine Politics and Minority Exclusion in Lille
Municipal institutions in Lille
The 1980s: municipal politics and the failure of the Beur movement
The 1990s: machine politics and the marginalization of North African dissent
Relations between municipality and North African groups in the 1990s: patronage and dependence
Roubaix, 1980s-2001: Inclusion Through Neighbourhood Groups and an Open Municipal Game
Urban Crisis, Migrations and the Political Management of the Crisis
From 'Holy City of the Proletariat' to post-industrial crisis
A large population of Algerian descent
Roubaix identity, Front National vote and pro-minority policies
Institutions and generations of activists
Roubaix Political History and Immigrant Incorporation in the 1990s
Cross-party government and inclusion of migrants in the municipal community
North African activists in an open political game
Strengths and Limitations of Historical Institutionalism in Ethnic Minority Studies
The End of the Path: Muslim Anger in Britain and the Lingering Burden of Beur Failure in France
Ethnic Minorities and the Decline of the European Left
Local Strategies and their Unintended Effects
Interviews and Sources