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Few topics inspire more heat and less light than integration. Adebate on the topic can cover all manner of subjects includingdemographic change, social relationships across ethnicboundaries, the interaction between race and social class, andquestions of national identity and cultural adherence. As aconsequence, integration has the distinction of being a publicpolicy questiFew topics inspire more heat and less light than integration. Adebate on the topic can cover all manner of subjects includingdemographic change, social relationships across ethnicboundaries, the interaction between race and social class, andquestions of national identity and cultural adherence. As aconsequence, integration has the distinction of being a publicpolicy question which can become less intelligible the more itis aired. But these questions aren’t mere debating points: theyhave huge potential societal impact.As this collection reveals, there is a great deal of data outthere on the British integration story, and it shows a variedpicture. On the one hand there is a story of decliningdiscrimination, an increase in mixed race children, upwardlymobile minorities and unselfconsciously mixed suburbs. Butelsewhere there is also a story of parallel lives and what RobertPutnam has called ‘hunkering down’. The real concern aboutsegregation is two-fold. First, is it likely to undermine socialpeace and solidarity? And second, will it deprive any groupof opportunity, or reduce their life chances?Our contributors offer some suggestions. And while it’stoo early to draw too many conclusions, what they saychallenges us to look afresh at the question of ethnic diversityand its impact on our wellbeing. For this reason, thiscollection marks the launch of the Demos MappingIntegration project, which will have the Integration Hubwebsite at its heart. This will, when completed, pull togetherexisting data held by government, academic and privatesector organisations to offer a user-friendly, authoritative andpolitically neutral overview of our understanding of thesecomplex matters. In so doing, it hopes to close the gapbetween the ordinary voter and policymakers on a vital butsensitive subject....

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ISBN : 9781909037571
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 107 Pages
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