“Communities together not apart”, “Eric Pickles puts Big Lunch at the heart of effort to unite communities”, “Eric Pickles signals end to multiculturalism and says Tories will stand up for majority”, “Immigrants will be expected to speak English and champion British culture”, “Assimilation 1 Racial Justice 0”: it seems odd that such widely divergent headlines last week announced the same news item.
After months of waiting, and hints dropped in the blogosphere, the Department for Communities and Local Government has finally unveiled a new strategy for integration and cohesion, in the form of a paper entitled Creating the Conditions for Integration. The strategy suggests some significant continuities with past policy but also some major ruptures, and offers some cause for optimism as well as some cause for concern.
March 1, 2012
Creating the conditions for integration
Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. View all posts by bengidley
This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:46 pm and tagged with Eric Pickles and posted in COMPAS, Integration, It's all about me. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Tags#IntRT #IntSym Action for Inclusion in Europe All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism AMICALL Another London Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story? Athens Bermondsey Breakfast Briefings Cacao Camberwell Charles Booth Citizenship and Integration in the UK Concordia Discors convivir con la diferencia David Cameron Deptford Elizabeth Collett Ethnography Ethnography Diversity and Urban Space EU-MIA European Sociological Association Francesca Sanlorenzo Global Migration and the Future of Cities Hiranthi Jayaweera integración Integration Disadvantage and Extremism Integration Policies: Who Benefits International Law and the State of Israel Islamism Jon Simmons mainstreaming migrant integration Maria Luisa Caputo Matthew Goodwin Mette Berg Mette Louise Berg Michael Keith Migration Observatory Migration Policy Group MIPEX Multiculturalismo Muslim Institute Nando Sigona Nazneen Ahmed Ole Jensen Oren Ben-Dor Oxford Diaspora Programme Pepys estate Pepys Portrait Project Pete Pope Rachel Humphris Reino Unido RN31 Rudolf Rocker Sami Everett Sarah Spencer Simon Rowe Social and public service impacts of international migration at the local level Southwark Steve Vertovec super-diversity Superdiversity Syria Thomas Huddleston Turbulent Times UCU Undocumented Migrant Children UpStream Vanguardia Vidhya Ramalingam Vienna violencia yihadista Visby Welfare neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity