Protecting Multiculturalism: Muslims, Security, and Integration in Canada (Hardcover)

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In a post-9/11 sea of social and political discord, one state stands apart. As an increasingly powerful anti-Islamic social movement rises in the West, Canada alone remains a viable multicultural state. Employing survey and statistical data as well as a series of interviews conducted with religious leaders and policy officials, Protecting Multiculturalism explores public safety and security concerns, while pointing out the successes, pitfalls, and sometimes countervailing effects of government measures on Muslims in Canada. Engaging with debates surrounding the cultural accommodation of diverse communities, John McCoy focuses on two inter-related themes at the heart of the crisis of multiculturalism: social integration and national security. Even in Canada, McCoy argues, Muslims can face acute xenophobia and racism, problematic national security practices, inimical politicians, and other troubling warning signs. Yet, despite these challenges, these diverse communities continue to display remarkable resilience. An open-minded and substantive reflection on the day-to-day realities for Muslim communities, Protecting Multiculturalism seeks a way forward for the Canadian multicultural experiment - a future that is marked by dignity and diversity in an increasingly fraught era.

About the Author

John S. McCoy is executive director of the Organization for the Prevention of Violence and an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

Praise For…

"A timely and valuable addition to the literature on Multiculturalism." TRT World Research Centre
Product Details
ISBN: 9780773552784
ISBN-10: 0773552782
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date: June 14th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English