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The National Interest in Question: Foreign Policy in Multicultural Societies

Christopher Hill

Abstract

For three decades multiculturalism has been the focus of fierce debates. At the same time Europeans have worried, at the national level and at that of the European Union, about how to relate to a world in which their influence has been steadily reducing. But the two discussions, on society and on foreign policy, have rarely intersected. The events of 11 September 2001 did shock the citizens of Western countries into an awareness that international politics could literally explode onto their home streets, and generated fear and suspicion about and among minority groups. But the excessive focus ... More

Keywords: diversity, Europe, foreign policy, Islam, migration, multiculturalism, national interest, society, terrorism, transnationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652761.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Hill, author
Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge

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