Philosophies of Integration: Immigration and the Idea of Citizenship in France and Britain

Synopsis

A comprehensive comparative study of the distinct ideas and political arguments that have shaped French and British policies towards their ethnic minorities, and the effects of these intellectual frameworks at local, national and European levels. The author sets out the divergent conceptualisations of citizenship, nationality, pluralism, autonomy, public order and tolerance that make up the national "philosophies" in the two countries--republican integration in France and multicultural race relations in Britain. This new paperback edition contains a new preface bringing the volume up-to-date in the light of new legislation and progress.