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Michelle Williams (ed.), 2012,
London, United Kingdom
- book

The Multicultural Dilemma

In this book, the authors explore the challenges of governing multicultural societies and how ethnic difference could be better understood and mediated by modern nation states. They also examine changing patterns of migration and what obstacles they bring to integration or assimilation.

Dorte Skot-Hansen, 2002,
London, United Kingdom
- article

Danish Cultural Policy

in International Journal of Cultural Policy, Volume 8 Issue 2, pp. 197-2010, DOI: 10.1080/1028663022000009560

In this article, the author explores how debates about the multicultural society in Denmark have moved from the social and educational policy towards the national cultural policy.

Nassar Meer and Tariq Modood, 2012 - article

How Does Interculturalism Contrast with Multiculturalism?

in Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 175-196, DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2011.618266

This paper examines the positive contrasting of interculturalism and multiculturalism. The authors argue that encouraging communication, recognising dynamic identities and promoting unity and critiquing illiberal cultural practices are main features of both political interculturalism and multiculturalism.

Ksenija Vidmar-Horwat, August 2011 - article

The Predicament of Intercultural Dialogue

in Cultural Sociology, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 27-44

This article examines the flexibility of the concept of intercultural dialogue with regard to the challenges posed by an increasing multicultural European Union. A European culture has been born out of the 1989 collapse of the Cold war and globalisation which has made the EU vulnerable. The author argues that the concepts of culture, identity and difference are essential in framing intercultural dialogue in the post Cold war globalised context.

01/02/2008 - 31/01/2011


Funded under FP7 Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities by the European Union.

Ineke van Hamersveld and Arthur Sonnen (eds), 2009,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Identifying with Europe: Reflections on a Historical and Cultural Canon for Europe

This book gathers authors from all over Europe to reflect on European identity and European cultural heritage. They examine the European cultural commonality from World War II onwards, especially on the time period after 1992. This period of time marked a shift in perception on Europe which was seen as a cultural commonality and words like cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue appeared. The authors argue that artistic and cultural cooperation should be strenghtened and they explore what holds Europe together in a cultural sense.

Sassatelli, Monica, 2007,
New York, USA
- article

The Arts, the State and the EU

Social Analysis, 51 (1): 28-41

This article presents the development of EU cultural policy. Although being a nation-state concern before, cultural policy has recently been influenced by processes such as decentralisation and Europeanisation which triggered a reconsideration of its rationale, objectives and reach. This article concentrates on the process of Europeanisation which encouraged the EU to establish a competence in the field of culture and on an examination of its framework program, Culture 2000 and how it has been implemented in a local context.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2005,
New York, USA
- report

Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World

Accommodating people’s growing demands for their inclusion in society, for respect of their ethnicity, religion, and language, takes more than democracy and equitable growth. Also needed are multicultural policies that recognize differences, champion diversity and promote cultural freedoms, so that all people can choose to speak their language, practice their religion, and participate in shaping their culture?so that all people can choose to be who they are. In recent years the United Nations Human Development Report has argued that this is as much a question of politics as economic.

Group of Intellectuals for Intercultural Dialogue, 2008,
Brussels, Belgium
- study

A Rewarding Challenge: How the multiplicity of languages could strengthen Europe

According to the authors, the management of linguistic diversity by the EU should take into account the ways to make people live in harmony, to make them share a destiny, the problematic definition of a European identity and the compatibility between the respect of cultural differences and fundamental values. They examined both the positive and negative effects that multiculturalism has on European integration and dialogue between different cultures.

Fraser, Nancy and Honneth, Alex, January 2004,
London, United Kingdom
- article

Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange

In this book, the authors argue that social justice can be divided into two types: first the redistribution of wealth and resources and second the claims in the “politics of recognition”. These politics of recognition entail the respect of cultural diversity over assimilation, especially through the recognition of ethnic, racial and sexual minorities and gender difference. The authors criticise the antitheses redistribution/recognition, class politics/identity politics and multiculturalism/social democracy.



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