Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver
The Canadian model of diversity management is considered a success in the international community, yet the methods by which these policies are adopted by local governments have seldom been studied. Municipalities and Multiculturalism explores the role of the municipality in integrating immigrants and managing the ethno-cultural relations of the city.
Throughout the study, Kristin R. Good uses original interviews with close to 100 local leaders of eight municipalities in Toronto and Vancouver, two of Canada's most diverse urban and suburban areas. Grounded by Canada's official multiculturalism policies, she develops a typology of responsiveness to immigrants and ethno-cultural minorities and offers an explanation for policy variations among municipalities.
Municipalities and Multiculturalism is an important examination of the differing diversity management methods in Canadian cities, and ultimately contributes to debates concerning the roles that municipal governments should play within Canada's political system.
- Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy
- World Rights
- Page Count: 352 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationKristin R. Good is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University.
Table of contents
List of Tables
The Municipal Role in "Managing" Multiculturalism
Linking Urban Regime Theory, Social Diversity, and Local Multiculturalism Policies
A Comparative Overview of Municipal Multiculturalism Policies
Determinants of Multiculturalism Policies in the Greater Toronto Area
Determinants of Multiculturalism Policies in Greater Vancouver
The Relationship between Urban Regimes, Types of Social Diversity, and Multiculturalism Policies
Multiculturalism and Multi-level Governance: The Role of Structural Factors in Managing Urban Diversity
The Causes of Municipal Multiculturalism Policies and the Capacity to Manage Social Change
Appendix 1: List of Interviews
PrizesCPSA Prize in Comparative Politics awarded by Canadian Political Science Assoc. - Short-listed in 2010
Donald Smiley Prize awarded by Canadian Political Science Association - Winner in 2010
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