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Multiculturalism Bites - Audio

Multiculturalism is one of the most vexing political issues of our day. How can people with very different values and customs live alongside each other? What is the history of multiculturalism? What are the arguments for and against its various forms? Has it failed? Does it have a future? The Open University's Nigel Warburton interviews ten leading thinkers about the meaning and implications of multiculturalism. David Edmonds introduces each episode.

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David Miller on the Welfare State and Multiculturalism

David Miller explains how these two institutions can be perceived as incompatible.

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Alan Haworth on Free Speech and Multiculturalism

Alan Howarth explores questions of offence and the value of being able to express dissenting or potentially offensive views.

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John Horton on Political Obligation and Multiculturalism

Should members of a minority be obliged to respect the laws imposed by a majority? John Horton discusses this difficult question.

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Susan Mendus on Toleration

The concept of toleration has a long history; Sue Mendus shows how present day debate is informed by 17th Century discussions.

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Nancy Fraser on Recognition and Multiculturalism

Recognition and respect are key ideas when it comes to achieving political equality. They are, Nancy Fraser argues, central to the debates surrounding multiculturalism.

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