Theories and theorising multiculturalism

Christine Margaret HALSE

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Multiculturalism evolved in liberal democracies as a policy response to a new politics of recognition arising from increasing migration, and racial, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity within nation states. The foundational principle of multiculturalism is civil and political liberty for all members of a society, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture or religion. This includes: freedom of speech, conscience and assembly; the right to mutual respect and political participation; and equality of opportunity, particularly the right to education and training, and employment. Copyright © 2021 selection and editorial matter, Christine Halse and Kerry J. Kennedy; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulticulturalism in turbulent times
EditorsChristine HALSE, Kerry J. KENNEDY
Place of PublicationOxon; New York
ISBN (Electronic)9781003090090
ISBN (Print)9780367546724, 9780367546731
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2021


Halse, C. (2021). Theories and theorising multiculturalism. In C. Halse & K. J. Kennedy (Eds.), Multiculturalism in turbulent times (pp. 3-20). Oxon; New York: Routledge.


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