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1 ACCEPT Pluralism Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion Tariq Modood Jan Dobbernack Nasar Meer

2 How tolerant are European societies? Tolerance, recognition and respect Is there a right to recognition or respect? Different minority groups: multiple of claims for recognition/respect The value of tolerance: moral minimalism? Intolerance, misrecognition and disrespect Themes: muscular liberalism, the end of passive tolerance, too much diversity Minority agency in response to non-acceptance

3 The Concept of Misrecognition Recognition - undistorted and dialogical identity formation: a vital human need Misrecognition - a condition that is usually not passively endured but that invites political agency When a group puts forward a demand for recognition they seek to disclose the misrecognition … in the existing rule of mutual recognition…, to persuade others it is unjust and intolerable, and to display a preferred alternative. James Tully When a group puts forward a demand for recognition they seek to disclose the misrecognition … in the existing rule of mutual recognition…, to persuade others it is unjust and intolerable, and to display a preferred alternative. James Tully Taking the concept of misrecognition as the point of departure focuses our attention on the objects of, and processes of, misrecognition; by its nature it mitigates the excesses of abstraction and [provides for a more] contextual approach Meer, Martineau and Thompson Taking the concept of misrecognition as the point of departure focuses our attention on the objects of, and processes of, misrecognition; by its nature it mitigates the excesses of abstraction and [provides for a more] contextual approach Meer, Martineau and Thompson

4 Actors at the General Election 2010

5 Misrecognition and Political Agency M1: Misrecognising Muslim identity politics as markedly different in kind to other identity politics M2: Misrecognising the dynamic positioning and complexity of Muslim identities and concern M3: Misrecognising Muslim agency as purely reactive, grievance-based or pariah politics M4: Misrecognising Muslim concerns as sectarian and incompatible with an orientation towards the common good M5: Misrecognising Muslim political actors as toxic and refusing political association

6 A Muslim Vote? The concept condenses and generalises and homogenises something that I think is a much more complex phenomenon. Engage The concept condenses and generalises and homogenises something that I think is a much more complex phenomenon. Engage There is a great deal of diversity amongst Muslim communities, always in the plural rather than singular. Muslim Public Affairs Committee There is a great deal of diversity amongst Muslim communities, always in the plural rather than singular. Muslim Public Affairs Committee The Muslim voter, like any other Briton, may well make discerning choices of which their Muslim identity, if ever there was one, is only a part of a menu of considerations. Muslim Council of Britain The Muslim voter, like any other Briton, may well make discerning choices of which their Muslim identity, if ever there was one, is only a part of a menu of considerations. Muslim Council of Britain Desire not to be boxed in but resistance against individualization of group concerns? Strategic potentials of group representation

7 The politics of representation We dont need a Muslim party, were calling for Muslims to be part of society, I dont want them to stand on one side Cordoba Foundation We dont need a Muslim party, were calling for Muslims to be part of society, I dont want them to stand on one side Cordoba Foundation The Muslim community is issue-based, and not religion based. Youelect The Muslim community is issue-based, and not religion based. Youelect Were not just saying: more Muslim MPs. What were saying is that non-Muslim MPs also need to address the concerns of their Muslim constituents. Muslim Public Affairs Committee Were not just saying: more Muslim MPs. What were saying is that non-Muslim MPs also need to address the concerns of their Muslim constituents. Muslim Public Affairs Committee We have a party thats beginning to look like the people it serves and yet …. equality was further and further away. Multiculturalism was being trashed. Operation Black Vote We have a party thats beginning to look like the people it serves and yet …. equality was further and further away. Multiculturalism was being trashed. Operation Black Vote

8 Neutrality and radioactive effects We do everything in terms of raising issues, but stop short of saying who to put in their ballot box. Its more service facilitation. You make up your own mind. Muslim Council of Britain We do everything in terms of raising issues, but stop short of saying who to put in their ballot box. Its more service facilitation. You make up your own mind. Muslim Council of Britain People feel empowered through Youelect but we made sure that we didnt encroach on their personal political space … [but] we feel that there are some really very bad candidates and regardless of where they stand on the playing field, they are really, really bad candidates. Youelect People feel empowered through Youelect but we made sure that we didnt encroach on their personal political space … [but] we feel that there are some really very bad candidates and regardless of where they stand on the playing field, they are really, really bad candidates. Youelect Were not asking for their endorsement. Were endorsing them. Muslim Public Affairs Committee Were not asking for their endorsement. Were endorsing them. Muslim Public Affairs Committee Maneuvering in how to associate with / dissociate from mainstream parties and candidates Strategic benefits but also limitations of neutrality

9 Misrecognition and political agency The Muslim voter, like any other Briton, may well make discerning choices Muslim Council of Britain The Muslim voter, like any other Briton, may well make discerning choices Muslim Council of Britain Sophistication While Muslims come under collective attack [they] can only defend themselves and fight for their rights as individuals?! Cordoba Foundation While Muslims come under collective attack [they] can only defend themselves and fight for their rights as individuals?! Cordoba Foundation Oppositionality When politicians are looking around for a Muslim voice, theyre all automatically confronted with Muslim voices. Engage When politicians are looking around for a Muslim voice, theyre all automatically confronted with Muslim voices. Engage Multiplication

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11 Kris Hopkins MP Sunder Katwala Fiyaz Mughal The Politics of Religious Diversity


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