European Multiculturalisms

European Multiculturalisms : Cultural, Religious and Ethnic Challenges

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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 today. 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
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0748644512
  • 9780748644513
  • 1,448,909

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Proposes a common European intellectual framework to evaluate recent developments in European multiculturalism The 'crisis of multiculturalism' comes at a time of heightened security awareness as a result of the events of 9/11, the London and Madrid bombings, and their aftermath. It is now time for a more sober discourse on the renewed challenges that multiculturalism is facing today. This interdisciplinary book details empirical and theoretical inquiries into immigrant minority claims, with a special focus on Muslim immigrants, the value issues entrenched in them and the related policy challenges and measures adopted to address them. Key Features Focuses on seven European countries - Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece and Spain Gives an overview of the challenge of multiculturalism and evaluates different approaches within a novel analytical framework Emphasises national debates and approaches to accommodating diversity Describes to what extent debates, policy challenges and best practices have a European currency Anna Triandafyllidou is Professor (part-time) at the European University Institute in Florence and Senior Research Fellow at ELIAMEP in Athens. She is editor of /Muslims in 21st Century Europe/ (2010). 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. His recent publications include /Still Not Easy Being British/ (2010) and (co-edited with J. Salt) /Global Migrations, Ethnicity and Britishness/ (2011). Nasar Meer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Northumbria. His publications include /Citizenship, Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism/ (2010).
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Table of contents

Notes on the Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Diversity, Integration, Secularism and Multiculturalism, Anna Triandafyllidou and Tariq Modood; PART I, Theoretical Developments in a Comparative European Perspective; 2. Framing Contemporary Citizenship and Diversity in Europe, Tariq Modood and Nasar Meer; 3. The Multicultural States We're In, Nasar Meer and Tariq Modood; 4. Beyond Post-national Citizenship: Access, Consequence, Conditionality, Per Mouritsen; 5. Islamic Difference and the Return of Feminist Universalism, Nilufer Gole and Julie Billaud; PART II, Cultural Diversity and Policy Responses in the European Union; 6. Religious Diversity and Education: Intercultural and Multicultural Concepts and Policies, Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas; 7. Active Immigrants in Multicultural Contexts: Democratic Challenges in Europe, Ricard Zapata Barrero and Ruby Gropas; 8. Not a One-way Road? Integration as a Concept and as a Policy, Frauke Miera; 9. Ethnic Statistics in Europe: The Paradox of Colour-blindness, Angeline Escafre-Dublet and Patrick Simon; Index.
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The book is very accessible, well written throughout, relatively jargon free and as such suitable for a wider readership ... In sum, European Multiculturalisms is a timely and much-needed addition to the study of multiculturalism because it covers and illuminates a wide range of issues that have come to preoccupy public discourses in many European countries - discourses, to be sure, that can only benefit from the balance and rigour of the work at hand.

--Jan Michael Kotowski, University of California "Nations and Nationalism "
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About Anna Triandafyllidou

Anna Triandafyllidou is Professor at the European University Institute in Florence and is Senior Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens. She is author and editor of numerous books, most recently Muslims in 21st-Century Europe (editor, Routledge, 2009) and What is Europe? (Palgrave, 2010). 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 regular contributor to the media and policy debates and his latest books are Ethnicity, Nationalism and Minority Rights (co-edited with S. May and J. Squires) and Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy in the US and UK (co-edited with G. Loury and S. Teles) (both CUP, 2004). Nasar Meer is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University. He is author of Citizenship, Identity, Consciousness and the Politics of Multiculturalism (Palgrave, 2010).
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