Equality, Citizenship, and Segregation: A Defense of Separation

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Merry argues that most voluntary separation experiments in education are not driven by a sense of racial, cultural or religious superiority. Rather, they are driven among other things by a desire for quality education, not to mention community membership and self respect.  

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Michael Merry is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Chair of Department of History and Philosophy, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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"This book represents a highly original contribution to one of the most incendiary debates on education in our times, the voluntary separation of 'stigmatized groups' versus their compulsory 'integration' within pluralist liberal democracies. Supported and sustained by both extensive empirical evidence and context-sensitive moral theory, Merry impugns integration on the one hand as a liberal-democratic requirement and as an effective or even desirable policy on the other. His argument shows that whatever may be true for 'ideal worlds', imposed mixing in the real world often is morally indefensible and socially and politically counterproductive. A truly multidisciplinary approach combining moral philosophy, political theory, social science (particularly sociology and social psychology) and educational policy, Equality, Citizenship, and Segregation persuasively challenges the persistent myth of integration and shows why separation may be a more fruitful strategy, particularly for some of society's more vulnerable members. I highly recommend it." - Veit Bader, Professor Emeritus, Sociology and Political Theory, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

"Many people believe that integration is an attractive societal goal in racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse democratic societies. Merry's Equality, Citizenship, and Segregation shakes our faith in this view by arguing that voluntary separation is a better way to foster civic virtue and to secure self-respect for stigmatized minorities. The provocative upshot is that achieving better democracies requires paying more attention to the social attachments that divide us rather than to what we share in common. Merry's argument acknowledges the negative effects that often coincide with segregation, such as crime, diminished social capital, low school quality, and high unemployment, but questions whether greater integration is necessary to overcome them. This volume is a must-read for political philosophers, political theorists, law and policy makers, and indeed everyone who is concerned with the future of democracy and how it can flourish in increasingly diverse societies with open borders where substantive equality remains an aspiration, rather than a reality, for the most vulnerable minorities." - Derrick Darby, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, USA, and author of Rights, Race, and Recognition (2009).

"In this insightful and eloquent book, Merry outlines the conditions under which 'voluntary segregation' can afford equality, citizenship and opportunity to minority and stigmatised groups. No apologist for segregation nor dogmatically opposed to policies of integration, Merry is nonetheless alert to the limits of wishful thinking and of unintentionally denigrating those who act to reclaim and transform their own segregated experiences. It is a book that deserves to be carefully read and widely debated." - Richard Harris, School of Geographical Sciences and Centre for Market and Public Organisation, University of Bristol, UK

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