Forum21 – European Journal on Child and Youth Research vol:3 pages:87-92
In recent years, increased interest has been paid to the effects of social diversity on the health and well-being of democratic politics in advanced, industrialised societies. Immigration from non-traditional source countries, whose populations are largely of non-European decent, is changing the face of European and North American societies. Popular commentary and academic research have recently raised concerns about how this changing demographic reality will impact citizens' politics. At the same time, advanced industrialised democracies continue to be divided by issues of class, ideology, religion and, in many states, language. How do various forms of diversity - both new and old - shape democratic politics?