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

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780748635450
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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
ePrint ID: 186865
Date Deposited: 16 May 2011 10:53
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:41
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/186865

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