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Multiculturalism and Interculturalism

Debating the Dividing Lines

Edited by Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood, Ricard Zapata-Barrero

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Explores the critical debate between multicultural and intercultural approaches in both political theory and practice

Both interculturalism and multiculturalism address the question of how states should forge unity from ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. But what are the dividing lines between interculturalism and multiculturalism?

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Foreword, Charles Taylor
1. A Plural Century: Situating Interculturalism and Multiculturalism, Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood and Ricard Zapata-Barrero
2. Multiculturalism, Interculturalism and Citizenship, Nasar Meer and Tariq Modood
3. Theorising Intercultural Citizenship, Ricard Zapata-Barrero
4. Quebec Interculturalism and Canadian Multiculturalism, Gérard Bouchard
5. Interculturalism and Multiculturalism: Similarities and Differences, Alain-G. Gagnon and Raffaele Iacovino
6. The Case for Interculturalism, Plural Identities and Cohesion, Ted Cantle
7. Defending Diversity in an Era of Populism: Multiculturalism and Interculturalism Compared, Will Kymlicka
8. Models of Diversity in the Americas: Avenues for Dialogue and Cross-Pollination, Ana Solano-Campos
9. Diversity, Duality and Time, Geoffrey Brahm Levey
10. The Politics of Interculturalism: Reflections on the Importance and Particularity of Intercultural Policies, Patrick Loobuyck
11. Multiculturalism, Interculturalisms and the Majority, Tariq Modood
Afterword: Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: A Critical Dialogue, Bhikhu Parekh.

About the Author

Dr Nasar Meer is Reader and Chancellor's Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.

Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Ricard Zapata-Barrero is Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He is co-editor of The Politics of Immigration in Multi-Level States: Governance and Political Parties (with Eve Hepburn, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and of Multiculturalism, Muslims and Citizenship: A European Approach (with Anna Triandafyllidou and Tariq Modood, Routledge, 2006).

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