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“Breaking point”? Brexit, the burkini ban, and debates on immigration and minorities in Britain and France

Hackett, S (2018) '“Breaking point”? Brexit, the burkini ban, and debates on immigration and minorities in Britain and France.' In: Smith, D and Prina, F, eds. European yearbook of minority issues. Brill. (Forthcoming)

Abstract

This article uses the Brexit vote and the burkini ban to assess and explore debates on immigration and minority communities in Britain and France. Drawing upon both the historical context, and recent and contemporary developments, it discusses perceptions regarding there being ‘too many’ immigrants, and Islam and Muslims specifically, as well as the character and tone of the political and public deliberations on these topics in both countries. In doing so, it offers an insight into two of the most contentious episodes of Europe’s 2016 debate on immigration and minorities.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 15:06
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 13:56
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