Is multiculturalism dead?


  • Tariq Modood

    1. Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy, and Director of the Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol
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  • This paper was originally written for ‘Multiculturalism: bringing us together or driving us apart?’ round table held jointly by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and the Runnymede Trust, 31 March 2008.


Multiculturalism has been subject to overwhelming criticism in the last decade or so. Tariq Modood asks, is it finally time to abandon the idea?