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Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare StateA European Dilemma$
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Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Peo Hansen, and Stephen Castles

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280521

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0198280521.001.0001

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Britain's ‘Neo‐American’ Trajectory

Britain's ‘Neo‐American’ Trajectory

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(p.111) five Britain's ‘Neo‐American’ Trajectory
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Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State
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Carl-Ulrik Schierup (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280521.003.0005

The ‘Thatcher revolution’ and its continuation by New Labour make Britain a kind of master model for the neo-liberalization or Americanization of European welfare states. This chapter examines Britain’s new political economy and its links with immigration and ethnic diversity. The development of the specific model of state managed race relations and multiculturalism went parallel to the growth of inequality and the restructuring of the labour force according to the criteria of race, gender, human capital, and legal status. Current debates on the alleged threat from disaffected Muslim youth and the need for social cohesion arise from this failure of British multiculturalism to overcome barriers of race and class, and indicate a search for new forms of social control: less state in economic and social issues is matched by a stronger state in matters of identity and order.

Keywords:   political economy, race, class, ethnic division of labour, neo-liberalism, Islam, liberal welfare state

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