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Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

Diversity in Decline?

The Rise of the Political Right and the Fate of Multiculturalism

Authors: Tremblay, Arjun

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  • Highlights major logical inconsistencies between the ideological positions and philosophies of the right and far-right on the one hand, and multiculturalism, on the other
  • Takes a “step-by-step” comparison of three cases – Canada, Britain and the United States – each of which shows evidence of multiculturalism’s retreat as well as its survival following recent ideological shifts to the right
  • Presents evidence  of both multiculturalism’s retreat as well as its survival following shifts to the right in government
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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 case 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.

About the authors

Arjun Tremblay is Assistant Professor, University of Regina, Canada.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Can Multiculturalism Survive the Rise of the Political Right?

    Tremblay, Arjun

    Pages 1-14

  • The Multiculturalism Research Programme: Established and Emerging Concerns

    Tremblay, Arjun

    Pages 15-53

  • Developing a Hypothesis of Multicultural Outcomes: Theory, Case Selection, Methodology and Clarifications

    Tremblay, Arjun

    Pages 55-79

  • Canadian Multiculturalism During the Harper Governments (2006–2015): Diachronic Variance and the Importance of Electoral Outcomes

    Tremblay, Arjun

    Pages 81-127

  • British Multiculturalism During the Cameron and May Majority Governments (2010–2017): Retreat, Survival and the Effects of Policy Design

    Tremblay, Arjun

    Pages 129-168

Buy this book

eBook £47.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02299-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02298-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity in Decline?
Book Subtitle
The Rise of the Political Right and the Fate of Multiculturalism
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02299-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02299-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02298-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 271
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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