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How diverse is the UK?

Nandi, Alita and Platt, Lucinda ORCID: 0000-0002-8251-6400 (2012) How diverse is the UK? In: McFall, Stephanie L., (ed.) Understanding Society: Findings 2012. Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Colchester, UK, pp. 13-14. ISBN 9781858711638

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Immigration into the UK is a hotly debated and electorally salient topic. In popular and political discourse immigrants are perceived as a threat not only to labour market or housing prospects of those settled for longer, but also to cultural continuity. Immigrants are frequently represented in popular politics and media as being additional or extraneous to the population rather than core to its make-up. This contrasts with some other countries where immigration is regarded as part of the national story even if immigration controls are nonetheless relatively stringent.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2012 Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 09:41
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:33
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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