The rise and fall of multiculturalism? New debates on inclusion and accommodation in diverse societies

@article{Kymlicka2010TheRA,
  title={The rise and fall of multiculturalism? New debates on inclusion and accommodation in diverse societies},
  author={Will Kymlicka},
  journal={International Social Science Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={61},
  pages={97-112}
}
  • W. Kymlicka
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Sociology
  • International Social Science Journal
There has been much talk recently of a retreat from multiculturalism across western democracies. While people disagree about what comes after multiculturalism, there is a broad consensus that we are indeed in a post-multicultural era. In this article I explore and critique this rise and fall narrative and suggest an alternative framework for thinking about the choices we face. Both the rise and fall of multiculturalism have been very uneven processes, depending on the nature of the issue and… 

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