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Public commissions on cultural and religious diversity : analysis, reception and challenges / edited by Solange Lefebvre and Patrice Brodeur.

London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

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  • Title:
    Public commissions on cultural and religious diversity : analysis, reception and challenges / edited by Solange Lefebvre and Patrice Brodeur.
  • Contributor: Solange Lefebvre 1959- editor.;
    Patrice Brodeur 1962- editor.
  • Subjects: RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State; Multiculturalism -- Case studies; Religion and state -- Case studies; Governmental investigations -- Case studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies; Governmental investigations; Multiculturalism; Religion and state; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy; Electronic books; Case studies; Electronic books;
    Dewey: 305.8
  • Publication Details: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Foreword; Preface: the benefit of analysing national public commissions on diversity for research and policy making ; Acknowledgements; Introduction: national commissions on diversity: when reflective processes happen in parallel within several nation-states; Purpose and nature of the various diversity commissions discussed; What is a commission?; A hazardous exercise; Britain, France, Quebec and Belgium: other comparative conclusions; Layout of the book; PART I Britain, France, Quebec and Belgium
    Contents: 1 National commissions on collective identity and diversity: Britain, France, Quebec and BelgiumComparable societies?; National models: between unity and diversity; Various approaches to issues of religion; Conclusion: similarities and differences; 2 'Stories are the secret reservoirs of values': personal recollections of two commissions in the United Kingdom; The Future of Multi-ethnic Britain, 2000; Report on religion and belief, 2015; Learning points; Concluding note; 3 Assumptions of power subverted: media and emotions in the wake of the Parekh Report; On becoming intellectual
    Contents: Media reactions to the Parekh ReportThe ambivalent identity of the report; Elites and vulnerability; Conclusion; 4 From Stasi (2003) to the Machelon Commission (2006): the use of commissions in religious regulation in France; The three main roles of a commission; The decision to create commissions; The working methodologies of the commissions; The Stasi versus the Machelon Commission: laïcité versus freedom of religion; The posterity of the reports; Conclusion; 5 The outcome of the Stasi Report in France: much ado about nothing?; Introduction: the neglected recommendations
    Contents: The Stasi Commission's hallmark: a strong laïcitéTwo implemented recommendations; Implementing the legal principle of laïcité; After the Stasi Report; The actors of laïcité; Conclusion; 6 The Bouchard-Taylor Commission in Quebec and reasonable accommodations: collective creation and multilevel reception; Moving the legal debate over reasonable accommodation to political and identity issues; Tensions between the commission, media and political arena; Contents of the report: open secularism and interculturalism; Genesis of the report in the previous work of the co-chairs and experts
    Contents: Complex, multiple receptionsReceptions of the recommendations: partial?; Omissions and silences; Conclusion; 7 Debating intercultural integration in Belgium: from the Commission for Intercultural Dialogue to the Round Tables on Interculturalism; Introduction; The Commission for Intercultural Dialogue (CID); The Round Tables on Interculturalism (RTI); Conclusion; PART II Comparative and theoretical perspectives; 8 The commissions: caught between media simplifications and political interests; Booby traps: the media, minorities and religions; The commissions in the media cyclone
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781472472885; ISBN 1472472888; ISBN 9781317073819; ISBN 1317073819; ISBN 9781317073796; ISBN 1317073797; ISBN 9781317073802 (Proquest Ebook Central); ISBN 1317073800; ISBN 9781315602844; ISBN 1315602849
    10.4324/9781315602844 doi; BNB GBB8F7776; System number: 019023059
  • Notes: Collection subset: Social Welfare
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 310 pages) : illustrations.

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