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Debate: how does Interculturalism contrast with Multiculturalism?

Nasar Meer and Tariq Modood ask: what is distinct about interculturalism as a political idea? What about the suggestion that it is distinct from and a suitable successor to multiculturalism?

The special issues of the Journal of Intercultural Studies includes the original contribution, four responses and a rejoinder:

  • Nasar Meer & Tariq Modood: How does Interculturalism Contrast with Multiculturalism?
  • Pnina Werbner: Multiculturalism from Above and Below: Analysing a Political Discourse
  • Will Kymlicka: Comment on Meer and Modood
  • Geoffrey Brahm Levey: Interculturalism vs. Multiculturalism: A Distinction without a Difference?
  • Michel Wieviorka: Multiculturalism: A Concept to be Redefined and Certainly Not Replaced by the Extremely Vague Term of Interculturalism
  • Tariq Modood & Nasar Meer: Rejoinder: Assessing the Divergences on our Readings of Interculturalism and Multiculturalism

Read the full debate (pdf, 375kb).