Political Theory

Diversity and Freedom in Present-Day Europe: Challenges and Opportunities


This colloquium surveyed and assessed the impact on freedom of Europe's rapidly increasing diversity.


Conference Readings

Taylor, Charles. Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition. Edited by Amy Gutmann. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Scruton, Roger. "Myth of Cultural Relativism” In Anti-Racism: An Assault on Education and Value. Edited by Palmer, Frank. Madison: Sherwood Press, 1986.

Rex, John. Ethnicity. Edited by Hutchinson, John and Anthony D. Smith. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Barry, Brian. Culture and Equality: An Egalitarian Critique of Multiculturalism. Cambridge, Oxford: Polity Press, 2001.

Bawer, Bruce. Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom. New York: Anchor, 2010.

Cameron, David. “P. M.’s Speech at Munich Security Conference.” Number10.gov.uk. http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/speeches-and-transcripts/2011/02/pms-speech-at-munich-security-conference-60293 (February 5, 2011).

Fekete, Liz. “Understanding the European-wide assault on multiculturalism.” Institute of Race Relations. http://www.irr.org.uk/2011/april/ha000021.html (April 24, 2011).

Goodhart, David. “The Challenge to German Liberalism.” Prospect. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2010/11/thilo-sarrazin-germany-immigration-multiculturalism-review/ (November 17, 2010).

Habermas, Jürgen. “Leadership and Leitkultur.” New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/opinion/29Habermas.html (October 27, 2010).

Kukathas, Chandran. “Theoretical Foundations of Multiculturalism.” http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/pboettke/workshop/fall04/theoretical_foundations.pdf, George Mason University, 2004.

Kukathas, Chandran, “The Life of Brian, or Now for Something Completely Difference-Blind” In Multiculturalism Reconsidered: 'Culture and Equality' and its Critics, Cambridge: Polity, 2002. 184-203.

Kukathas, Chandran. The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Kymlicka, Will. Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Macedo, Stephen. Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Minogue, Kenneth, “Multiculturalism: A Dictatorship of Virtue” In The Poverty of Multiculturalism, London: Civitas, 2005. vii-xvi.

Modood, Tariq. Multicultural Politics: Racism, Ethnicity and Muslims in Britain. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2003.

Modood, Tariq. “Multiculturalism: Not a Minority Problem.” Guardian Newspaper (Monday, 7 February 2011): 1-2.

Nassehi, A. “Cultural Diversity is always an enrichment – An Interview with Armin Nassehi [Migration and Integration] .” Goethe Institute. http://www.goethe.de/lhr/prj/daz/mag/igd/en7217357.htm (March 2011).

Parekh, Bhikhu. “The Rushdie Affair: Research Agenda for Political Philosophy.” Political Studies 38, no. 4 (December 1990): 695–709.

Rosenthal, John. “Racism or Sociology? A Bundesbank Official Stirs Controversy.” Pajamas Media. http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/racism-or-sociology-a-bundesbank-official-stirs-controversy-in-germany/ (October, 24 2009).

Rosenthal, John. “The Saracen and the Jews: A Bundesbank official stirs controversy again.” Weekly Standard. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/saracen-and-jews?page=1 (September 1, 2010).

Scruton, Roger. “Immigration, Multiculturalism and the Need to Defend the Nation State.” Speech to Vlaam Belang, Antwerp, June 23, 2006.

Sharansky, Natan. Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy. New York: Public Affairs, 2008.

Young, Iris Marion. “Polity and Group Difference: A Critique of the Ideal of Universal Citizenship.” Ethics 99 (January 1989): 250-274.