Is multiculturalism compatible with nationalism?
- May 26, 2022
- 9:30 AM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT
- In person and online via Zoom
This workshop was co-hosted by Anna Triandafyllidou (Toronto Metropolitan University) and Tariq Modood (University of Bristol) who explore the potential for new forms of nationalism.
We are witnessing today the emergence and growth of different forms of nationalism, conceptually and politically. While some espouse a closed society and nativism, others seek to embrace diversity. This workshop built on the relevant literature by political theorists, political scientists and sociologists to discuss whether multiculturalism is compatible with nationalism and whether there are feasible forms of ‘progressive patriotism’ today, which would redefine liberal nationalism in more inclusive ways.
In our workshop, we asked what normative shape an inclusive perspective can take, whether it can be a political force, and if so, how? This means addressing the place of ethnic and religious minorities as well as majorities so that both can identify with the national. Is that a realistic political ideal and how does it relate to theories of ethnicity, race, citizenship and nationalism? The workshop engaged with insights from Europe, North America and other world regions.
- Yasmeen Abu-Laban, University of Alberta
- Keith Banting, Queen’s University
- Alain Gagnon, Université du Québec à Montréal
- Allison Harell, Université du Québec à Montréal
- Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University
- Gurpreet Mahajan, Jawaharlal Nehru University
NOTE: This workshop took place in a hybrid format with in-person and online presentations.
This workshop launched the CERC Migration Scholars of Excellence spring 2022 program. CERC Migration welcomed Tariq Modood to Toronto Metropolitan University, from May to June, to engage with our community of scholars.
|9:30-10 AM EDT
|10 AM EDT
|Welcome: Anna Triandafyllidou and Tariq Modood
|10:15 AM-12:30 PM EDT
Session 1: Are minority claims and majority privilege compatible? Theoretical perspectives
Chair: Anna Triandafyllidou
Co-chair: Ashika Niraula, Research Fellow, CERC Migration
|12:30-1:30 PM EDT
|1:30-3:15 PM EDT
Session 2: Views from multiculturalism(s) and nationalism(s) on the ground
Chair: Tariq Modood
Co-chair: John Carlaw, Research Fellow, CERC Migration
|3:15-3:30 PM EDT
|Reflections and concluding remarks
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