The book is very accessible, well written throughout, relatively jargon free and as such suitable for a wider readership ... In sum, 'European Multiculturalisms' is a timely and much-needed addition to the study of multiculturalism because it covers and illuminates a wide range of issues that have come to preoccupy public discourses in many European countries - discourses, to be sure, that can only benefit from the balance and rigour of the work at hand. --Jan Michael Kotowski, University of California, Nations and Nationalism
The volume presents a timely and important contribution to both empirical and theoretical literatures on multiculturalism, migration and integration. It offers clarifications of the ideas and policies that have been at the centre of the perceived crisis of multiculturalism - or, what states have actually been doing - and contributes to our conceptual understanding of these developments. It offers the reader the information and the tools to both comprehend and evaluate the tense political climate surrounding multiculturalism, immigration and Muslims. --Elise Rietveld, Cardiff University, e-International Relations
About the Author
Anna Triandafyllidou is Professor at the European University Institute in Florence and is Senior Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens. She is author and editor of numerous books, most recently Muslims in 21st-Century Europe (editor, Routledge, 2009) and What is Europe? (Palgrave, 2010). Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. He is a regular contributor to the media and policy debates and his latest books are Ethnicity, Nationalism and Minority Rights (co-edited with S. May and J. Squires) and Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy in the US and UK (co-edited with G. Loury and S. Teles) (both CUP, 2004). Nasar Meer is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University. He is author of Citizenship, Identity, Consciousness and the Politics of Multiculturalism (Palgrave, 2010).