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pursuit of cultural homogeneity and social cohesion in immigration and naturalization policy the example of the Chinese in Canada by Fiona Tinwei Lam

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Written in English


  • University of Toronto. -- Faculty of Law. -- Dissertations.,
  • Chinese -- Canada.,
  • Naturalization -- Canada.,
  • Canada -- Emigration and immigration.

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Other titlesThe example of the Chinese in Canada
Statementby Fiona Tinwei Lam.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 138 leaves ;
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15220236M

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sity policy and social cohesion will have to wait until we proceed to the next stage Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe. Ethnic homogeneity is a precondition for high social. This article deals with the complex relationship between religion and immigration in Western countries, with an emphasis on Israel. The main argument it presents is that the legal procedures of immigration, i.e. laws relating to the acquisition of civil status, have undergone dramatic secularization, while religion's influence is expressed in the social and cultural aspects of the integration Cited by: 1.   negatively on social cohesion, net immigration (and so increases in the immigrant population) does have such an impact on one aspect thereof, namely interpersonal trust. Diversity and Homogeneity in a “Multicultural Society”: A Critique of the Pervasive Picture of Collective Identities 1 In the foreword to its “Declaration on Cultural Diversity”, adopted in , UNESCO notes that “culture is at the heart of contemporary debates about [ ] social cohesion.”.

  Large-scale immigration has led to unprecedented levels of diversity and rapid demographic change, transforming communities across major immigrant-receiving countries in fundamental ways and challenging closely held notions of national identity, particularly in an era of economic uncertainty. The research here focuses on what policymakers can do to mitigate the . The committee regards citizenship as a pathway to social cohesion and as a link in the integration process. Raising the requirements for qualification would be likely to produce the opposite effect, meaning that the nation’s total sense of cohesion would be reduced (SOU , p. ). Pursuit of cultural homogeneity corrupts even the cultural paradigm which is considered “pure” and desirable by the ruling elite. This is because, instead of developing spontaneously on the basis of the creative energies of those who genuinely embrace it, this dominant culture becomes dictated by the elites who enforce its dominance. ‘Germany is not a country of immigration’ is a fiction of national homogeneity that came under increased pressure with the advent, in , of a centre-left government.

  Exploring the debate within social sciences on the consequences of ethnic diversity for social cohesion and the production of public goods, this book draws on extensive survey data from Germany to engage with questions surrounding the relationship between ethnic diversity and issues such as welfare provision and the erosion of public trust and civic engagement in Europe. Unsuccessful integration can fuel social conflict and undermine cohesion, given widespread perceptions that immigrants threaten their host country's culture, security, and social safety net (2, 3.   Immigration, tolerance, and cultural diversity are vital to a free society because it allows the evolution and discovery of better cultural practices. Individual freedom and communal values are not in opposition to each other, instead the only way to improve communal values is through the free mobility of individuals and voluntary exchange.   Diversity and Social Cohesion. The current debate about rising cultural diversity in Western democracies and its consequences for social cohesion has been reinvigorated in an article by political scientist Robert Putnam, in which he claims that ethnic and racial diversity dampen various aspects of social capital. Based on the results of the.