The Origins, Nature, and Location of Multiculturalism in Post-war Britain
The previous chapters of this book have addressed specific areas of British multiculturalism, with especial attention to the place of English Muslims. One salient theme within this analysis has been the unevenness and variety within British multiculturalism. This has arisen primarily from the reticence of national government to interfere in questions of “race relations,” and in general to “politicize” ethnicity. There are of course exceptions to this, primarily in the form of legislation regarding both immigration and racial discrimination. Yet decentralizing impulse has been persistent throughout the period studied.