wider globalizing tendency, especially as austerity measures in parts of the world may share roots in the crisis of institutions and the second modernity.
Holmwood, J. University of Nottingham Security as Social Justice/Multiculturalism as Political Friendship: Changing the Political Agenda
This paper addresses recent criticisms of 'state multiculturalism' offered by David Cameron and the emphasis on 'shared values' as the means of combating violent extremism. Drawing on the work of Danielle Allen, it proposes a different conception of multiculturalism as 'political friendship' and of security as social justice. In doing so, it also argues for a different moral economy of inequality organised around the recognition of sacrifice. In a situation where class-based modes of political organisation are declining, despite austerity, it is suggested that the language of 'sacrifice' is also appropriate to a new post-secular moment in contemporary politics that is itself associated with a multicultural policy.