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1 Visions of Multicultural Britain Jan Erik Mustad Senior Lecturer University of Agder Tel :

2 Visions of Multicultural Britain A multinational state Britain as an immigrant nation Influx of people coming and going Origins and history – Slavery, Empire and Common- wealth

3 Visions of Multicultural Britain Post War Immigration - coloured – 1948 British Nationality Act – ’Open Door Policy’ two turning-points – Citizenship and settlement – England – ’The British Way’ – little interference – Work, class and belonging

4 Visions of Multicultural Britain The Politics of Multi- culturalism From immigration to  – Ethnicity, Race, Religion/Culture David Cameron’s speech 2011 – ’State multiculturalism has failed’ – ’We want good immigration not mass immigration’

5 Visions of Multicultural Britain Polarisation Extremism Is state multiculturalism to blame? From multi- to interculturalism


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