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Interculturalism: Europe and its Muslims in Search of Sound Societal Models


Patricia Bezunartea


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sergio Carrera


Centre for European Policy Studies

Tufyal Choudhury


Durham University

Andreas Hieronymus


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Theodoros Koutroubas


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Titia Van Der Maas


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nina Mühe


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Joanna Parkin


Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Benoît Rihoux


affiliation not provided to SSRN

José Manuel López Rodrigo


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tinka M. Veldhuis


University of Groningen - Department of Sociology

Ward Vloebergs


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Zeynep Yanasmayan


affiliation not provided to SSRN

June 8, 2011

Patricia Bezunartea, Sergio Carrera, Tufyal Choudhury, Andreas Hieronymus, Theodoros Koutroubas, Titia Van Der Maas, Nina Mühe, Joanna Parkin, Benoît Rihoux, José Manuel López Rodrigo, Tinka M. Veldhuis, Ward Vloebergs, Zeynep Yanasmayan, INTERCULTURALISM: EUROPE AND ITS MUSLIMS IN SEARCH OF SOUND

Abstract:     
The simmering debate in Europe about multiculturalism versus assimilation has now come to a boil. The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, famously stated in October 2010 that “multiculturalism in Germany (Multikulti) had failed, completely failed”. In February 2011, both Prime Minister David Cameron and President Nicholas Sarkozy could also be heard declaring that multiculturalism was a failure, although only the French President endorsed assimilation as the alternative. Others argue that both assimilation and multiculturalism have failed.

These dramatic statements represent the challenge of interpretation and policy analysis to which this book is addressed. If these single words can identify a failure of society and of the policies of government, then there has to be a better model, concept and policy. This study tries to work towards a better solution, and uses the term ‘interculturalism’ to represent that solution.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 190

Keywords: Europe, multiculturalism, assimilation, government, interculturalism

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Date posted: July 31, 2011  

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Bezunartea, Patricia and Carrera, Sergio and Choudhury, Tufyal and Hieronymus, Andreas and Koutroubas, Theodoros and Van Der Maas, Titia and Mühe, Nina and Parkin, Joanna and Rihoux, Benoît and Rodrigo, José Manuel López and Veldhuis, Tinka M. and Vloebergs, Ward and Yanasmayan , Zeynep, Interculturalism: Europe and its Muslims in Search of Sound Societal Models (June 8, 2011). Patricia Bezunartea, Sergio Carrera, Tufyal Choudhury, Andreas Hieronymus, Theodoros Koutroubas, Titia Van Der Maas, Nina Mühe, Joanna Parkin, Benoît Rihoux, José Manuel López Rodrigo, Tinka M. Veldhuis, Ward Vloebergs, Zeynep Yanasmayan, INTERCULTURALISM: EUROPE AND ITS MUSLIMS IN SEARCH OF SOUND . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1898662

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Patricia Bezunartea (Contact Author)
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Sergio Carrera
Centre for European Policy Studies ( email )
1 Place du Congres
B-1000 Brussels, 1000
Belgium
+32 2 229 39 26 (Phone)
Tufyal Choudhury
Durham University ( email )
Old Elvet
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Durham, DH1 3HP
United Kingdom
Andreas Hieronymus
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Theodoros Koutroubas
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Titia Van Der Maas
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Nina Mühe
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Joanna Parkin
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )
1 Place du Congres, 1000
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
Benoît Rihoux
affiliation not provided to SSRN
José Manuel López Rodrigo
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Tinka M. Veldhuis
University of Groningen - Department of Sociology ( email )
P.O. Box 800
Groningen
Netherlands
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Ward Vloebergs
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Zeynep Yanasmayan
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