Please join CLEO for the book launch of “Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism” with the author, Professor Rafi Cohen-Almagor. The session will be chaired by Dr Joanne Murphy and will take place on the 15th December 2021 at 16.30 on Zoom.
Rafi completed his DPhil in Political Theory at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, and is now Professor and Chair of Politics at the University of Hull.
This book explores the main challenges against multiculturalism. Its primary objectives are twofold: to examine whether liberalism and multiculturalism are reconcilable, and what are the limits of liberal democratic interventions in illiberal affairs of minority cultures within democracy when minorities engage in practices that inflict physical harm on group members (e.g. Female Genital Mutilation) or non-physical harm (e.g. denying members property or education).
In the process, the book addresses three questions: whether multiculturalism is bad for democracy; whether multiculturalism is bad for women, and whether multiculturalism contributes to terrorism. Find the book here.