SPAIS: School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

We recognise the importance of ethnicity to the study of contemporary societies and polities, and to prospects for social justice and cohesion

With the growth of the Muslim populations in western Europe and concerns about integration ...

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... a regional and comparative focus has emerged on Muslims and the place of religion in public life

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The Centre co-ordinates and promotes the study of ethnicity in two broad areas: Ethnicity, migration and state structures and policies, the politics of multiculturalism and other forms of ‘difference’, including gendered ethnicity and ethno-religious identities, challenges to secularism, the nation-state and the emergence of new forms of political participation and governance.

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The Centre co-ordinates and promotes the study of ethnicity in two broad areas: Ethnicity and socio-economic structures, with a particular focus on racialised exclusion, inter-generational poverty, labour markets, education, ethnic stratification and social mobility, ethnic competition and ethnic and transnational networks as an economic and family resource.

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