Conclusions and Ways Forward



I revisit some of the persistent issues facing the relationship between democratic theory and ethnic media. I engage with some key questions facing ethnic media today. These include its constantly shifting relationship with multiculturalism. Pertinent here are questions over pluralisation, and in particular the extent to which ethnic media are able to reflect diverse positions within ethnic communities. Although I cannot pay sufficient attention to the wide literature on multiculturalism in this chapter, I do engage with debates on the role of culture in restricting or facilitating individual autonomy. I present some tentative answers to the question of how we might best understand and reconcile ethnic media’s role in multiculturalism within democratic states.


Multiculturalism Democratic theory Ethnic diversity 


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  1. 1.Department of MediaUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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