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The Future of Multicultural Britain: Confronting the Progressive Dilemma

Pathik Pathak


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. The author of this book makes a case for a new progressive politics that confronts these concerns. Drawing on comparisons between Britain and India, he shows how the global Left has been hamstrung by a compulsion for insular iden ... More

Keywords: global politics, cultural identity, cultural diversity, national majorities, democratic governments, anxieties, multiculturalism, tolerant society, segregation, extremism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748635443
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635443.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pathik Pathak, author