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MIGRATION OF FARM WORKERS TO RURAL SCOTLAND: Equality, Cultural Capital and the Process of Social and Cultural Transitions

Iqbal Md Mostafa

This book relates the migration of farm workers to rural Scotland to the existing theories and research in contemporary equality and cultural capital studies, particularly in regard to the exploration of how and in what ways cultural capital theory can be addressed to study migrant’s equality claims, the examination of how complex equality models can be used for inquiry into the reinforcement of inequalities in cultural capital and the accumulative effects of such inequality. In particular, this book claims that the experiences of East European migrant farm workers challenge theoretical perspectives that apply a) an approach of equality claim from cultural capital, which emphasize b) equal right to recognition, and therefore, c) focus on entitlement to equal protection against any discrimination.



Iqbal Md Mostafa and Brian Smith

The legacy of 15 years of military rule in different guises is a difficult one for democracy in Bangladesh. The different aspects of this legacy need to be recognised if proper administrative accountability is to be achieved. In what follows Dr Iqbal Mostafa and Dr Brian Smith identify the consequences of military rule for administrative accountability, showing that these extend far beyond the military’s handling of the civil service to include all the major aspects of the political system under the military.

*weakened political development*colonized civil administration*concentrated power*weakened administrative structures*an undermined judiciary* a demoralised civil service*a weakened legislature*increased military expenditures* opportunist politicians and bureaucrats*a strengthed bureaucracy*corrupted officialdom*centralised administration

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“Ethnicity, Fairness and Justice” by Dr Iqbal Mostafa

Mostafa, I. M. (2017) EQUALITY AND CULTURAL CAPITAL FOR ETHNIC MINORITIES: Embarking on the path of Community Learning and Development


The Contribution of this book to a new literature

This book makes a significantly important contribution to the development of the literature in four areas. First, it provides an evidence of leading knowledge and understanding in the field of cultural capital, equality and community cohesion and integration by identifying the gap in the literature which corresponds to the two research questions. Having identified inadequate literature, this book goes on to report the essential elements on which development of better community is crucially dependent. Second, this book adds to our understanding of equality and cultural capital for ethnic minorities by providing a critical overview of integration agenda of the government, including critical understanding of the concepts of cultural capital, equality, integration and sense of belonging. Third, this book also seeks to generate new knowledge and understanding on equality of cultural capital for ethnic minorities by identifying the need for recognition and protection of one’s cultural capital and by emphasizing one’s contribution to own culture and to respect other cultures, religious faiths, customs, and traditional values. With this profound new knowledge, the study has demonstrated how both the members of the majority and the minority communities can be on the verse of gaining awareness and capacity to engage with integration agenda in order to establish a better community. Last, the study contributes to Sociology of race and ethnic minorities by providing reasons in support of such a new equality claim from cultural capital for ethnic minorities with the aim of persuading public, private and voluntary organisations so that those organisations are able to share this view and act as an institution to facilitate a better understanding of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and faiths that living in modern Britain involves


“Bureaucracy and Accountability in Decision Making process” by Dr Iqbal Mostafa and Dr T. A. Younis


A contribution to the understanding of the issues faced by developing countries embarking on the path of democracy and economic development. Accountability in public management and administration is an essential element in the decision-making process. This is a comprehensive study of Bangladesh set in the appropriate political administrative contexts

“Military, Democracy and Development” by Dr Iqbal Mostafa and Professor Brian Smith


“Harmony, Integration, Equal Opportunities, Sense of Belonging” by Dr Iqbal Mostafa


Mostafa, I. M. (2006), Better Community, Greater interaction: Lessons to be learned, Bangladesh Publisher, CFSR, Scotland

Mostafa, I. M. (2006 / 2007), `British citizenship: Integration of old and new arrivals into Scottish culture’, CFSR 1(1): 25-37

Mostafa, I. M. (2007), Breaking down the barriers: Harmony, integration and equal opportunities, Scotland: CFSR

Mostafa, I. M. (2007), “The Concept of Dynamic Inclusive Communities”, in I. M. Mostafa (ed.) CFSR, vol.1 no.2, pp.13-19.

Mostafa, I. M. (2008) `Harmony Counselling’: connecting minority ethnic groups to local communities in Scotland’, CFSR –The Journal of the Centre for Study and Research, 1(3): 34-45

Mostafa, I. M. (2008a), `Harmony through Dialogue – integration, equal opportunities and sense of belonging’, paper presented at a Discussion forum for Minority ethnic concerns organised by CFSR in March 2008.

Mostafa, I. M. (2008b), `Harmony Counselling’ – connecting minority ethnic groups to local communities in Scotland’, CFSR 1(3): 34-45


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