Publication
Title
Redistribution and ethnic diversity in the Netherlands: accomodation, denial and replacement
Author
Abstract
Redistributive policies concerning migrants in The Netherlands bear a striking degree of ethnic specificity. This characteristic seems to follow from the doctrine `integration with maintenance of own culture' that has long informed Dutch minority policies. However, both central and local governments stopped subscribing to this doctrine at least a decade ago, while ethnically specific policy arrangements have continued to grow. This article explains the anomaly from an administrative mechanism: the logic of categorization for policy-making contradicts the logic of policy implementation. The use of what we call `replacement categories' creates an administrative opportunity structure that unintentionally promotes ethnic fragmentation. We examine the workings of this mechanism in a case study of minority policy in The Netherlands
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta sociologica : journal of the Scandinavian Sociological Association. - Copenhagen, 1955, currens
Publication
Copenhagen : 2007
ISSN
0001-6993 [print]
1502-3869 [online]
Volume/pages
50:4(2007), p. 387-400
ISI
000251991400003
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Creation 08.06.2009
Last edited 01.11.2017