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Promoting Racial Harmony - Michael Banton

Promoting Racial Harmony

Paperback Published: 18th March 1985
ISBN: 9780521317405
Number Of Pages: 148

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The years 1965 8 were the 'liberal hour' for race relations policy in Britain. Laws were then enacted, enforcement agencies created, and community relations councils established. These bodies, and their personnel, have been called 'the race relations industry'. To many people, the output of this 'industry' appears disappointing relative to the input into it. This book examines a variety of optimistic assumptions about the speed with which immigrants adjust to a new environment; inadequate minority bargaining power; insufficiently speedy and decisive action by the central government; unwillingness on the part of the white majority to accept the desirability of such action; and the difficulty of fitting a race relations policy into an administrative system created to serve an ethnically homogeneous population. The policies initiated in 1965 reflected the ascendancy of liberal over conservative assumptions about race relations. Now these are under sharp attack from a radical standpoint. Promoting Racial Harmony shows how the debate has changed, drawing upon recent economic theory to formulate the issues in an original but non-technical manner."

Preface
The constraints of nature
The realm of action
The end of empire
Ethnic mobilization
The public good
Community relations councils
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521317405
ISBN-10: 0521317401
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 18th March 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.2