Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447314622 Published September 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781447314615 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Moving Up and Getting On

Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in the UK

Jill Rutter

Moving Up and Getting On

Jill Rutter

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447314622 Published September 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781447314615 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
The question of immigration is a perennial hot topic in politics around the world. What gets far less attention is what happens to immigrants after their arrival—how they integrate into their newly chosen societies. This book draws on fieldwork in London and eastern England, analyzing and critiquing the effectiveness of recent policies that aim to promote integration and social cohesion. Successful management of immigration, Jill Rutter argues, requires a greater emphasis on the social aspects of integration and opportunities for meaningful social interactions between migrants and long-settled residents, particularly in workplaces.
Contents
Part One: Setting the scene
Introduction
The nature of immigration into the UK and how it affects integration and social cohesion
The emergence of modern policies
Redefining integration and social cohesion

Part Two: Moving up: migrant integration
Integration: an incomplete evidence base
Integration and employment
Bumpy integration: children and schooling
Portuguese and Tamils: case studies in the nuances of integration
Irregular migration: the greatest integration challenge of all

Part Three: Getting on: social cohesion, conflict and change
Mainly about attitudes
Meeting and mixing in Peterborough, Wisbech and London
Transversal space, meaningful social contact and social cohesion
Social cohesion and political leadership

Part Four: Developing the capabilities of people and places
Conclusions: new visions for integration and social cohesion
Review Quotes
Barbara Roche, former Minister of State for Asylum and Immigration, UK
“This is an essential book for policy makers. Based on a decade’s research it offers rigorous analysis and practical solutions.”
Khalid Koser, executive director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
“There are few more pressing issues than making integration work in the United Kingdom, and few better authors to explain how to achieve this goal. Rutter has written an indispensable book: let us hope our political leaders take note.”
Ted Cantle CBE, Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo) Foundation, UK
“This book takes an important step forward, rejecting simplistic ideas about ‘integration,’ and by recognizing that cohesion revolves around the ability of all people—not just migrants—to manage conflict and change. Rutter also suggests practical ways in which societies can invest in this learning process.”
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