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For the Administrator (maternity cover)
T: 0191 334 6574
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T: 0191 334 42974
Associate Director (World Heritage): Professor Robin Coningham - view profile
Associate Director: Professor Barbara Ravelhofer - view profile
The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator.
Publication detailsDimova-Cookson, Maria & Stirk, P.M.R. (2009). Multiculturalism and Moral Conflict. Routledge Innovations in Political Theory. London: Routledge: Routledge.
- Publication type: Edited book
- ISSN/ISBN: 9780415466158
- Further publication details on publisher web site
- Durham Research Online (DRO) - may include full text
Author(s) from Durham
Multiculturalism is higher on the daily political agenda in Europe and North America than it has ever been. Leading politicians and public commentators speak with an unparalleled bluntness about the perceived limitations of multiculturalism while representatives of cultural, minorities express concern about marginalisation. This timely intervention in the debate explores the moral dilemmas underlying the challenge posed by multiculturalism . The contributors seek to confront the reality of moral conflict in the debate on multiculturalism while resisting the simplification which too frequently accompanies daily commentary on both sides of an increasingly polarised debate. The volume as a whole marks an important step in the attempt to examine the underlying concepts and issues, including the challenge to core liberal values, the moral significance of culture, the nature and legitimate extent of disagreement, the nature of secularism, the implications for our understanding of the state and citizenship, which inevitably constitute key assumptions in the debate.
Maria Dimova-Cookson “Introduction”, Gerald F. Gaus “The Place of Religious Belief in Public Reason Liberalism”, Peter Jones “Cultures, Group Rights, and Group-Differentiated Rights”, John Horton “Reasonable Disagreement”, Matthew Festenstein “Naivety, Doubt and the Politics of Cultural Identification” , Monica Mookherjee “Value Pluralism and the Liberal Multicultural Paradox”, Tariq Modood “Muslims, Religious Equality and Secularism”, Cécile Laborde “Secularism and Fair Treatment for Muslims”, Peter M. R. Stirk “Multiculturalism and the Concept of the State”, Andrew Mycock “The Enduring Legacy of Empire: Post-imperial Citizenship and National Identity(ies) in the United Kingdom”
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