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p. 143Conclusion: Moving on: multiculturalism, interculturalism, and transnationalism in a new global eralocked

  • Ali Rattansi

Abstract

The first question to ask is: has multiculturalism failed? Many European national states have decided that multiculturalism is over. This VSI argues that the opposite is true. Multiculturalism cannot be said to have failed — it hasn't even been wholeheartedly attempted — so do we need to move on? We need to take a different path. The term ‘interculturalism’ involves positive encounters between different ethnic and faith groups and the setting up of dialogues and joint activities. Interculturalism should be an emergent process with no end point. It requires looking at examples set by others and adequate funding. It can be achieved.

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