Peter Loizos

is professor emeritus of ethnology at the London School of Economics.


London is not Paris

The British model: Practical, durable, but by far not ideal

French republican assumptions about universal equality were shaken up by the rioting in November 2005. Now, despite its rocky past and imperfect present, the British multicultural model appears not to have been so badly mistaken. Representation of minorities in the media, in government, and in public services, are among the areas in which France could follow the British example: it’s just a matter of mindset, says Peter Loizos.