Multiculturalism Observed

Exploring identity
Richard Lewis

Multiculturalism Observed offers a timely and unique perspective on a phenomenon which is highly divisive and splits academic and public opinion alike. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York, Madrid and London, the question how western society integrates its minorities has become one of the most crucial issues facing government today and excites media attention and frequent public controversy. This volume presents a number of points of view both from Europe and North America by academic, religious and political authors from a variety of cultures, all with a very different perspective on whether multiculturalism is a valid answer to ensuring harmony in our societies.

Richard Lewis is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a former official at the European Commission where he worked on Balkan issues, migration and human rights.