This book was originally published in 1999. Commentators on immigration, cultural diversity and ethnic confict often speak in passing of the 'politics of belonging', but it is rare to find a concerted exploration of this theme. However, the 'politics of belonging' should be taken as a distinct and important approach to the study of migrant and minority politics in contemporary Europe. Bringing together important new research on these questions by young scholars from Europe and North America - many presenting PhD work to English readers for the first time - this volume aims to fill this mimssing area in current research.
Introduction, Adrian Favell and Andrew Geddes. 1. The Politics of Belonging: Some Theoretical Considerations, John Crowley. 2. Immigration and Minority Policy Debate in Britain: Multicultural Political Narratives Contested, Shamit Saggar. 3. Re-imagined Communities? Education Policies and National Belonging in Britan and France, Erik Bleich. 4. The Politicization of Belonging: Post-War Legal Developments in the Administrative Identities of Non-Nationals in France, Christine Barats-Malbrel. 5. Coming Home? Ethnic Germans and the Transformation of National Identiy in the Federal Republic of Germany, Daniel Levy. 6. The Perception of the 'Other' and the Integration of Immigrants in Greece, Anastassia Tsoukala. 7. Immigrants and the Changing Relations of Trust Between Government and Electorates: The Effects of Referenda in Switzerland, Silvia Kobi. 8. The Ethno-National Mobilisation of Croat Immigrants in Vienna: Some Problems with an Undifferentiated Notion of the Politics of Belonging, Sasa Bozic. 9. The Effects of the Construction of Europe on National Immigration and Refugee Policies: The Case of Belgium. 10. The Development of EU immigration Policy: Supranationalisation and the Politics of Belonging, Andrew Geddes. 11. Is There Such a Thing as 'Global Belonging'? Transational Protest During the 'Rushdie Affair'. 12. To Belong or Not to Belong: The Postnational Question, Adrian Favell.
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