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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

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Published date: August 2008
Organisations: Sociology & Social Policy


Local EPrints ID: 186865
ISBN: 9780748635450
PURE UUID: 23d48047-a394-4618-a445-6633eeeb5c71

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:46

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