Research on the effects of MCPs is still in its early stages, and it is premature to make definitive judgements about the “success” or “failure” of multiculturalism, or about the “advance” or “retreat” of multiculturalism. We hope that the Index will enable and encourage new cross-national research that would allow us to make more fine-grained judgements about the evolution and effects of multiculturalism policies.
Based on the findings of the Index to date, however, we can make two preliminary conclusions about the evolution of these policies, and their social effects:
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