Immigration, Multiculturalism, and the Welfare State

  title={Immigration, Multiculturalism, and the Welfare State},
  author={Will Kymlicka and Keith G. Banting},
  journal={Ethics \& International Affairs},
  pages={281 - 304}
Popular opposition to immigration is rooted in many factors. In this essay, we focus on one specific issue that has become prominent in recent debates—namely, the fear that the welfare state is being undermined by the impact of increasing ethnic and racial diversity. There are actually two concerns here: first, that ethnic and racial diversity as such makes it more difficult to sustain redistributive social policies because it is difficult to generate feelings of national solidarity and trust… 

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