SPAIS: School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Book series

Tolerance, Intolerance and Respect: Hard to Accept?

Edited by Jan Dobbernack and Tariq Modood

This new book from the ACCEPT Pluralism project argues that with the ethnic, cultural and religious diversity that is a feature of European societies today, pluralism is experienced in new and challenging ways. In many places, an urban cosmopolitan mix sits side by side with group-based expressions of faith and culture. The debate about the types of 'acceptance' that these situations require tend to follow new patterns. Increasing openness and respect for some may rest upon a reinforced intolerance towards others. This complicates and challenges our understanding of what it means for societies to be accepting, tolerant or respectful of cultural diversity in its various forms. This volume seeks to meet this challenge with perspectives that consider new dynamics towards tolerance, intolerance and respect.

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Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

The politics of identity and citizenship has assumed increasing importance as our polities have become significantly more culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse. Different types of scholars, including philosophers, sociologists, political scientists and historians make contributions to this field and this series showcases a variety of innovative contributions to it. Focusing on a range of different countries, and utilizing the insights of different disciplines, the series helps to illuminate an increasingly controversial area of research and titles in it will be of interest to a number of audiences including scholars, students and other interested individuals.

Series editors
Series editors are Varun Uberoi, Brunel University, Nasar Meer, Northumbria University and Tariq Modood, University of Bristol.

The Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series is published with Palgrave Macmillan. The following titles are available - see this flyer (pdf, 1mb) for discounts:


Global Migration, Ethnicity and BritishnessEthnic Citizenship Regimes
Aleksandra Maatsch

National citizenship is still the last bastion of states' sovereignty, meaning that EU institutions cannot exercise any direct influence on national citizenship legislation in the EU member states. On the other hand, the process of political integration in the EU, international human rights' development and globalization are claimed to have indirectly challenged states' exclusive competences in that legal area. This book sheds light on the processes that have transformed national citizenship of the European Union's member states and explains the legislative changes that have taken place since the mid-1980s in Germany, Hungary and Poland.

April 2011 | Hardback

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Global Migration, Ethnicity and BritishnessGlobal Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship
Edited by Tariq Modood and John Salt

This book explores some of the most topical issues around migration and integration in relation to Britain. It examines people smuggling as well as the elite labour migration that has become feature of Britain.  It examines aspects of the concepts of social capital, social cohesion and Britishness. Ethnic capital and ethnic penalties are identified and their links to religion and segregation displayed and it is shown how religion, in the form of aspects of Muslim behavior, is becoming a boundary of Britishness at a time when significant sections of the ethnic majority evinces scepticism about multiculturalism.

March 2011 | Hardback

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Social Freedom in a Multicultural State Youth, Multiculturalism and Community Cohesion
Paul Thomas

This book addresses draws on empirical research around work with young people to analyse the meaning and practice of British Community Cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas, and government's attempts to 'prevent violent extremism' amongst young Muslims. It concludes that Community Cohesion is a new phase of multiculturalism, not its death..

March 2011 | Hardback

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Social Freedom in a Multicultural State Social Freedom in a Multicultural State
Ganesh Nathan

The politics of multiculturalism faces challenges in Western democratic states. Arguing that this setback is based on the notion of culture as separate and distinct, this book explores how to face current challenges to multiculturalism without reifying culture, group and identity.

November 2010 | Hardback

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Security, Citizenship and Human Rights Security, Citizenship and Human Rights
Derek McGhee

Security, Citizenship and Human Rights examines counter-terrorism, immigration, citizenship, human rights, 'equalities' and the shifting discourses of 'shared values' and human rights in contemporary Britain. The book argues that British citizenship and human rights policy is being remade and remoulded around public security and that this process could be detrimental to 'our' sense of citizenship, shared values and commitment to human rights.

August 2010 | Hardback

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The Plural States of Recognition The Plural States of Recognition
Michel Seymour

Critical reflections by established academics on the crisis of multiculturalism that occurred in Great Britain, Netherlands and Canada. It provides an occasion to develop a sophisticated understanding of societies characterized by religious, ethnic and cultural diversity.

January 2010 | Hardback

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Citizenship, Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism Citizenship, Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism
Nasar Meer

This book develops a novel sociological and political understanding of Muslim identities in Britain, which is elaborated through case studies of Muslim mobilizations over issues of education, discrimination legislation, media representation, as well as a consideration of the local impact of global concerns surrounding issues of terrorism and Muslim radicalism.

January 2010 | Hardback

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