In this very short introduction ali rattansi provides a balanced assessment of whats true and whats false about multiculturalism rattansi provides a useful definition of the word multiculturalism and he looks at how the term is used and misused in political debate public policy and within the educational arena presenting a balanced and comprehensive view of all the opinions surrounding this controversial subject dispelling many myths in the process he warns of the dangers that . Multiculturalism a very short introduction believes that multiculturalism is in terminal crisis it has been blamed for undermining national identity diluting social cohesion creating ethnic ghettos and cultural fragmentation for providing fertile ground for islamic radicalism encouraging perverse political correctness and restricting liberal freedoms of expression the public debate over multiculturalism has polarised opinion amongst the general public policy makers . Multiculturalism a very short introduction ali rattansi very short introductions attempts to define the word multiculturalism and looks at how the term is used in political debate public policy and within the educational arena examines the contemporary public debates and addresses issues of multicultural policy and its relation to social cohesion. In this very short introduction ali rattansi considers the actual evidence from social science research to provide a balanced assessment of the truth and falsity of the charges against multiculturalism dispelling many myths in the process he also warns about the dangers that lurk in an uncritical endorsement of multiculturalism and concludes by arguing that it is time to move on to a form of interculturalism about the series the very short introductions series from oxford university
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