A SWOT Analysis of Multiculturalism in Canada, Europe, Mauritius, and South Korea

@article{Ng2015ASA,
  title={A SWOT Analysis of Multiculturalism in Canada, Europe, Mauritius, and South Korea},
  author={Eddy S. Ng and Irene Bloemraad},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2015},
  volume={59},
  pages={619 - 636}
}
In this special issue on “Multiculturalism During Challenging Times,” we present six articles focused on multiculturalism as it is currently practiced or implemented in Canada, across Europe, in Mauritius, and in South Korea. We apply SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis to assess the strengths and weaknesses of its application and the opportunities and threats it presents for the countries studied here. Strengths: We find that multiculturalism fosters national identity… 

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