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Nastanak, politika i percepcija multikulturalizma u Kanadi


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Puh, Hrvoje. (2016). Nastanak, politika i percepcija multikulturalizma u Kanadi. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Vukelić, Anton].

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The definition and scope of the term“multiculturalism”is still being debated. In Canada it refers to the official policy that regulates interethnic relations through the recognition and affirmation of pluralism and cultural diversity, which are seen as constitutive elements of Canadian society. Canada was the first officially multicultural country, later joined only by Australia. The policy of multiculturalism is enforced through formal initiatives at the federal, provincial and municipal level. Multiculturalism in Canada was created during a period of political crisis and the polarization between the English and the French part of the country. However, it eventually became an important element of Canadian society and identity, despite the budget cuts. Canadians, especially Anglophones, generally accept multiculturalism and diversity in their society and are proud of them, but they place emphasis on the integration of immigrants and on their adoption of Canadian norms and values. In that respect the province of Quebec particularly stands out, proving that the approach to multiculturalism is not unifiedacross Canada. Despite the official policy of multiculturalism, problems such as hate crimes, discrimination and racism still plague Canada, with the indigenous population being a particularly vulnerable minority. However, immigrants feel welcome in Canada, they arewell integrated ─participating in public and political life ─ and are ultimately proud of their country. Studies have shown that the policy of multiculturalism in Canada has positively contributed to this.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiculturalism, Canada, immigration, integration
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Vukelić, Anton
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 10:13

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