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European multiculturalisms: cultural, religious and ethnic challenges

The book proposes a common European intellectual framework to evaluate recent developments in European multiculturalism

The heightened security awareness in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the London and Madrid bombings has resulted in a ‘crisis of multiculturalism’. Now is the time to look at the renewed challenges that multiculturalism faces toda. Each chapter in this interdisciplinary book reviews the actual state of affairs in several countries in relation to the theories behind immigrant minority claims. With a special focus on Muslim immigrants, the contributors look at the value issues entrenched in multiculturalism and the policy challenges and measures adopted to address them.

Key Features

  • Focuses on 7 European countries – Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece and Spain
  • Gives an overview of different approaches to multiculturalism
  • Looks at issues of citizenship, diversity, civic recognition, gender, religious diversity & education, integration, anti-discrimination policies and social policy

The book has 5 core objectives:

    • to chart the legal, political and educational challenges posed by migration-related religious, ethnic and cultural diversity in European countries
    • to reflect theoretically on those challenges and the value systems involved *to assess the policy solutions adopted in different countries
    • to compare between different policies/ models and the ways they are implemented
    • to discuss whether all solutions are bound in their national contexts or whether they are relevant across Europe

     This book stems out of the EMILIE project (http://emilie.eliamep.gr/) A European approach to multicultural citizenship: Legal, political and educational challenges funded by the European Commission, Directorate General for Research, Sixth Framework Programme, Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities, during the period 2006-2009.

TitleEuropean multiculturalisms: cultural, religious and ethnic challenges
AuthorsAnna Triandafyllidou, Tariq Modood, Nasar Meer (eds.)
EditionEdinburgh University Press, 2011
 
 
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