Multiculturalism, Mauritian Style

  title={Multiculturalism, Mauritian Style},
  author={Caroline Ng Tseung-Wong and Maykel Verkuyten},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={679 - 701}
Multiculturalism is on the retreat in many Western countries. As an ideology, it is criticized for failing to engender national belonging and social cohesion and thereby to encourage groups of citizens to have parallel lives. In this article, we present the case of Mauritius that is often viewed as a successful plural society. We discuss the conditions that are conducive to a working multiculturalism in Mauritius as well as the challenges. We use empirical findings from our relatively large… 

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