Multiculturalism and governing neighbourhoods

Allen, J. and Cars, G. 2001. Multiculturalism and governing neighbourhoods. Urban Studies. 38 (12), pp. 2195-2209.

TitleMulticulturalism and governing neighbourhoods
AuthorsAllen, J. and Cars, G.
Abstract

Parekh's theory of multiculturalism offers a number of insights which are useful in analysing the role of neighbourhood governance in promoting social cohesion within culturally diverse small areas. The problems of neighbourhood governance are rooted in disjointed structural change across Europe over the past 25 years. In this context, the formation of a multicultural European polity risks creating a white European ethnicity which will institutionalise specific forms of racism within distressed neighbourhoods. At the same time, the shift from government to governance as a way to address the problems of governability in structurally reconstituted societies is associated with the top-down imposition of specific forms of neighbourhood governance which can then, unwittingly, become part of the institutionalisation of racism. Using Parekh's theory to construct a critique yields a set of principles which illuminate a number of key strategic elements which can be used practically in designing neighbourhood governance mechanisms and which illuminate the pre-occupations in the existing literature.

JournalUrban Studies
Journal citation38 (12), pp. 2195-2209
ISSN0042-0980
YearNov 2001
FileAllen_Judith_2001_final.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/00420980120087126
Publication dates
PublishedNov 2001

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