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Multiculturalism Policies in Contemporary Democracies

MCP Index Project Publications and Forthcoming Papers

Below is a partial list of publications using the Index by the co-directors of the MCP Index project, some co-authored with colleagues. (For a list of research by other scholars that uses the Index, click on Related Research).

  1. Banting, Keith and Will Kymlicka, 2013.  "Is There Really a Retreat From Multiculturalism Policies? New Evidence from the Multiculturalism Policy Index", Comparative European Politics 11(5): 577-598.
  2. Banting, Keith and Will Kymlicka, 2012. “Is There Really a Backlash Against Multiculturalism Policies? New Evidence from the Multiculturalism Policy Index”, under review.
    • This paper introduces the updated version of our Index, with data up to 2010, and uses it to measure the persistence of multiculturalism policies alongside newer civic integration policies, and to examine how they relate to each other.
  3. Soroka, Stuart, Richard Johnston, Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka. 2012. “National Identity and Anti-Immigrant Patterns: The Multiple Patterns in Contemporary Democracies”, under review.
    • on the link between national identity and attitudes towards immigrants, and how multiculturalism policies mediate that link.
  4. Kymlicka, Will. 2012. “Multiculturalism: Success, Failure and the Future”, in Migration Policy Institute (ed) Rethinking National Identity in the Age of Migration (Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin), 33-78.
    • on the prevalence of multiculturalism policies over time, the trends of convergence/divergence across countries, and the evidence for their effectiveness. This paper draws on two earlier papers: “Testing the Liberal Multiculturalist Hypothesis: Normative Theories and Social Science Evidence”, Canadian Journal of Political Science  Vol. 43/2 (2010) pp. 257-71; and “The Rise and Fall of Multiculturalism? New Debates on Inclusion and Accommodation in Diverse Societies”, International Social Science Journal, Vol. 199 (2010), pp. 97-112.
  5. Banting, Keith, Richard Johnston, Will Kymlicka and Stuart Soroka. 2011. “Are Diversity and Solidarity Incompatible?” Inroads, Winter 2011, 28-48.
    • on the relationship between social diversity, multiculturalism and redistribution.
  6. Banting, Keith. 2008. “Canada as Counter-Narrative: Multiculturalism, Recognition and Redistribution”. In Richard Simeon et al (eds) The Comparative Turn in Canadian Political Science (UBC Press).
    • on the relationship between diversity and redistribution
  7. Banting, Keith and Will Kymlicka. 2006. Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • This volume introduces the Index, and uses it to test claims about the impact of multiculturalism on the welfare state. For a concise summary of its central arguments, see “Immigration, Multiculturalism and the Welfare State”, Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 20/3 (Fall 2006), pp. 281-304, and even more concisely “Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: An Emerging Debate”, Canadian Diversity, Vol. 4/1 (2005), pp. 103-6.
  8. Banting, Keith, Richard Johnston, Will Kymlicka and Stuart Soroka. 2006. “Do multicultural policies erode the welfare state? An empirical analysis,” in Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka, eds., Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 49-91.
    • An empirical analysis, using regression analysis, of the link between the adoption of multiculturalism policies and various welfare state measures across the OECD.
  9. Banting, K. 2006. “Ethnic Diversity and the Welfare State: a North American perspective”, in S. De Lorenzi (ed) Going Places, Neighbourhood, Ethnicity and Social Mobility, Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy.
    • on the relationship between social diversity and redistribution.
  10. Banting, Keith. 2005. “The Multicultural Welfare State: International Experience and North American Narratives,” Social Policy and Administration, vol. 39 (2): 98-115.
    • An analysis of the impact of immigration and multiculturalism policies on the welfare state.
  11. Banting, Keith and Will Kymlicka. 2004. "Do Multiculturalism Policies Erode the Welfare State?", in Philippe Van Parijs (ed) Cultural Diversity Versus Economic Solidarity (Editions De Boeck Université, Brussels), pp. 227-84.
    • This paper presents a preliminary version of the Index, and uses it to test claims about the impact on the welfare state. For a more concise version, see “Multiculturalism and Welfare", Dissent, Vol. 50/4 (Fall 2003), pp. 59-66.

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