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Nationalism, Identity and the Governance of Diversity

Old Politics, New Arrivals


Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)

About this book


Examining the evolving responses to immigration, migrant integration and diversity of substate governments in Quebec, Flanders and Brussels, and Scotland, Fiona Barker explores what happens when the 'new' diversity arising from immigration intersects with the 'old' politics of substate nationalism in decentralized, multinational societies.


Substate nationalism political decentralization politics of immigration integration policy ethnic politics governance of diversity federalism multinationalism Quebec Scotland Flanders Brussels demography desegregation governance government identity immigration Integration migration Nation nationalism politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

About the authors

Fiona Barker is Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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“This is a well-written book that provides a comparative overview of the development of sub-state migration policies vis-à-vis their national projects and identity. The text is recommended to students and academics in the fields of politics, sociology and social policy. … serve as a complementary insight into the overall macro context of studies that focus on specific migrant experiences in Quebec, Flanders and Brussels and Scotland. … suitable to scholars interested in migration studies and issues related to sub-state nationalism.” (Elena Genova, Network, Issue 121, Autumn, 2015)