Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany (Paperback)Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos (author)
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Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
- Thomas Faist, author of The Transnational in Migration
Richly researched, concisely written, "Becoming Multicultural" deftly illuminates the ways global normative contexts, the choices of political leaders, and the impacts of political institutions have fostered surprising convergences, despite enduring differences, in the evolving civic policies of Canada and Germany. A major contribution to comparative scholarship on citizenship, immigration, and modern political development.
- Rogers M. Smith, author of "Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History"
Triadafilopoulos's lucid comparative analysis of multiculturalism leads readers to the larger issue of the buffeting of the contemporary state system by evolving international norms -- a product of the end of colonialism, of globalization, and of the massive migration of peoples seeking better lives. By focusing on Canada and Germany, he brilliantly highlights the post-imperial dialectic between individual states and the normative basis of the international order.
- Alan C. Cairns, author of Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State
In a surprising but very satisfying comparison of Canada and Germany, Triadafilopoulos expertly weaves an analysis of high-minded ideals with gritty politics to explain how anti-racism norms and human rights have mattered for immigration policy. A beautifully written account of the transformations in entry and membership over the twentieth century.
- Irene Bloemraad, author of Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada
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