Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver

Kristin R. Good

© 2009

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.

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  • Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Municipalities and Multiculturalism explores the role of the municipality in integrating immigrants and managing the ethno-cultural relations of the city.

Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver

Kristin R. Good

© 2009

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.

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Product Details

  • 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 Information

    Kristin R. Good is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University.

  • Table of contents

    List of Tables

    Abbreviations

    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

    Reference List

    Appendix 1: List of Interviews

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