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Moving the debate forward: interculturalism’s contribution to multiculturalism

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Moving the debate forward: interculturalism’s contribution to multiculturalism
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Comparative Migration Studies, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40878-018-0078-2
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François Boucher, Jocelyn Maclure


In this article, we compare Ricard Zappata-Barrero's interculturalism with Tariq Modood's multiculturalism. We will discuss the relation between distinct elements that compose both positions. We examine how recent discussions on interculturalism have the potential to contribute to theories of multiculturalism without undermining their core principles. Our position is close to that of Modood's as he has already carefully tried to incorporate interculturalist insights into his own multiculturalism. Yet we provide a raise a few questions regarding Modood's treatment of the relation between multiculturalism and interculturalism. After summarizing each author's potion (I), we will comment on the following set of relations between their basic elements: (II) The relation between intercultural contact and intercultural dialogue; (III) The relation between contact at the local level and the societal/state level; (IV) The relation between group-specific measures, intercultural contact and mainstreaming.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 19%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Professor 3 8%
Other 9 24%
Unknown 8 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 15 41%
Arts and Humanities 4 11%
Philosophy 3 8%
Psychology 3 8%
Linguistics 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 8 22%