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Title: National identity - A multiculturalist's approach
Authors: Uberoi, V
Keywords: Multiculturalism;National identity;Bhikhu Parekh;Liberal nationalism
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, pp. 1-25, (2017)
Abstract: ‘Multiculturalists’ in Britain have advocated the importance of national identity since the 1970s. Yet many claim that multiculturalists do not do this and few study how they do it. We thus do not know why and how multiculturalists in Britain advocate the importance of national identity. In this article I will examine how one of Britain’s most prominent multiculturalists, Bhikhu Parekh, has done so since the 1970s. I will show that Parekh’s way of thinking about national identity is distinct from the ways in which other prominent thinkers discuss such an identity, and valuable, as Parekh has insights into what such an identity is and why we should value it. This article will identify a previously unnoticed, distinct and valuable way of thinking about national identity, which comes from a multiculturalist in Britain.
ISSN: 1369-8230
Appears in Collections:Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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