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European influence on diversity policy frames: paradoxical outcomes of Lyon's membership of the Intercultural Cities programme

Downing, Joseph (2015) European influence on diversity policy frames: paradoxical outcomes of Lyon's membership of the Intercultural Cities programme. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38 (9). pp. 1557-1572. ISSN 0141-9870

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01419870.2014.996241

Abstract

This paper examines the formulation of policy frames towards new minorities in France by analysing Lyon's membership of the European Commission's and Council of Europe's Intercultural Cities programme (ICP). Here, with culture accounting for 20% of Lyon's budget, emphasis is placed on the adoption of the Charte de Coopération Culturelle to use cultural institutions to implement difference-orientated policies. Critically, important issues emerge with this strategy. The effort to engage new minorities is hampered by significant apathy from cultural institutions in Lyon, and the limited geographical area of Lyon included in the ICP. Finally, institutions who engage with promoting interculturality co-opt existing organizations, with negative implications for the treatment of diversity in the city. This illustrates the problems with a European framework fostering a policy frame based on recognition for minorities in a context that has yet to fully embrace such policies at the national level.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rers20#.VaPoY19wZu0
Additional Information: ©2015 Taylor & Francis.
Divisions: Government
Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > Government
Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 16:53
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 02:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62709

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