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Seyla Benhabib

Constructing the Self, Constructing the Other

[Mosque of Mannheim, Germany. Image by Immanuel Giel, from Wikimedia Commons.]

[In her essay, US-Turkish philosopher Şeyla Benhabib criticises the current lack of any serious multicultural dialogue between the civilisations. Instead, European and US intellectuals continue to focus on "Islamo-fascism", thereby blocking any constructive debate on Islam and migration in the West.] Last year marked the 50th Anniversary of the German-Turkish Recruitment Agreement, when Turkish guest-workers began to arrive in Germany; this was celebrated with big ...

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Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib is Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and Director of its Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.