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Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: Debating the Dividing Lines

Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood, and Ricard Zapata-Barrero


This book 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? This volume brings together some of the most prominent scholars in the field to address these two different approaches. There are some who believe that an alternative to multiculturalism must be sought in order to understand and live with diversit ... More

Keywords: political theory, political practice, multiculturalism, interculturalism, ethnic diversity, cultural diversity, religious diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474407083
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407083.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nasar Meer, editor
University of Strathclyde

Tariq Modood, editor
University of Bristol

Ricard Zapata-Barrero, editor
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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