This is an exploration of contemporary multicultural dilemmas viewed through the lens of Bhikhu Parekh's political thought. Bhikhu Parekh's contribution to the political theory of multiculturalism is widely regarded as amongst the most original and significant. In this book, some of the leading theorists of multiculturalism revisit aspects of Parekh's work both to underline its continuing importance and the vitality of multiculturalist theory. While some contributors locate Parekh in the tradition of British pluralism or as inspired by Gandhi, others apply his theory to a range of controversial contemporary multicultural dilemmas and other theorists extend it in new directions. Multiculturalism Rethought is essential reading for students and scholars of multiculturalism as well as those who think that multiculturalism longer has anything to offer.
Varun Uberoi is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Public Policy at Brunel University. Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and the Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.