The future of multicultural Britain: confronting the progressive dilemma
Pathak, Pathik (2008) The future of multicultural Britain: confronting the progressive dilemma, Edinburgh, GB, Edinburgh University Press, 224pp.
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Global politics are deeply affected by issues surrounding cultural identity. Profound cultural diversity has made national majorities increasingly anxious and democratic governments are under pressure to address those anxieties. Multiculturalism - once heralded as the insignia of a tolerant society - is now blamed for encouraging segregation and harbouring extremism.
Pathik Pathak makes a convincing case for a new progressive politics that confronts these concerns. Drawing on fascinating comparisons between Britain and India, he shows how the global Left has been hamstrung by a compulsion for insular identity politics and a stubborn attachment to cultural indifference. He argues that to combat this, cultural identity must be placed at the centre of the political system
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
|Date Deposited:||16 May 2011 10:53|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 13:38|
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