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  1. Roland Pierik

Published Online: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee754

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

How to Cite

Pierik, R. 2013. Multiculturalism. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2013


From the mid-1990s onward, cultural diversity and multiculturalism have become a subject of major interest in the social sciences and philosophy. Proponents argue that contemporary societies are characterized by cultural pluralism, and that this important fact has long been ignored or even denied in mainstream debates.


  • culture;
  • equality;
  • ethnicity and culture;
  • justice;
  • multiculturalism;
  • politics;
  • practical (applied) ethics