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Future sense of the national can't be based on nostalgia

Jon Bright (London, OK): In the first contribution to what will become a new OurKingdom articles section, Michael Keith, Professor at the Centre for Urban and Community Research and one of the authors of the Commission on Integration and Cohesion report, outlines the CIC's vision of a progressive British multiculturalism. Responding to some of the criticisms levelled at the CIC, he argues that the 19th century nation state cannot be put back together, and that any current appeals to Britishness must recognise the way new forms of identification are becoming stronger, both at the local and the transnational level. Read the article in full here.


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