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Ethnic minority migrants in Britain and France, integration trade-offs, Rahsaan Maxwell

Label
Ethnic minority migrants in Britain and France, integration trade-offs, Rahsaan Maxwell
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-258) and index
Main title
Ethnic minority migrants in Britain and France
Oclc number
957953805
Responsibility statement
Rahsaan Maxwell
Sub title
integration trade-offs
Summary
This book addresses why some ethnic minority migrant groups have better economic and political integration outcomes than others. The central claim is that social integration leads to trade-offs with economic and political integration. The logic behind this claim is that socially segregated groups may have difficulties interacting with mainstream society but will have more capacity for group mobilization. That mobilization can improve economic and political integration. In comparison, socially integrated groups may have greater capacity to interact with mainstream society but also less likelihood of developing significant group mobilization resources. As a result, this can limit their economic and political integration outcomes. Rahsaan Maxwell develops this argument with evidence from Britain and France, claiming that similar group-level dynamics exist despite numerous national-level contextual differences, and provides a brief extension of the argument to The Netherlands and the United States
Table Of Contents
The argument -- The history of migration to Britain and France -- Social and economic integration trade-offs in Britain -- Social and economic trade-offs in France -- Political representation -- Community organization and political influence: the London borough of Brent -- Community organization and political influence: the Paris suburb Sarcelles -- An extension of the argument: The Netherlands and the United States
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