Failed Spaces of Multiculturalism?

  • Shamim MiahEmail author
  • Pete Sanderson
  • Paul Thomas
Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)


This chapter develops the book’s theoretical framework and methodological approach, initially identified here in two interrelated ways. First, it engages with both UK and International academic literature around the notion of ‘failed spaces of multiculturalism’ within the overall thesis of multiculturalist crises. This comparative discussion engages both with accounts of ethnically determined segregation, but also with the pessimistic readings of Putnam’s (Scandinavian Political Studies, 30, 137–174, 2007) troubling finding around the decline of social trust as ethnic diversity increases, particularly in the face of economic decline (Schaeffer, Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: Immigration, Ethnic Fractionalisation and Potentials for Civic Action. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).


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  1. 1.School of Education and Professional DevelopmentUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK

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