European Cities Municipal Organizations and Diversity

Author: Maria Schiller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137521856
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This book challenges the prevailing view that local authorities are irrelevant in immigration policy-making. Presenting an in-depth ethnographic study of the recent implementation of local ‘diversity policies’ in the Netherlands, Belgium and United Kingdom, it identifies a new politics of difference, characterized by a ‘paradigmatic pragmatism’. Building on extensive fieldwork in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Leeds, the author shows that, rather than simply replacing an earlier politics of difference, local diversity policies combine ideals of multiculturalism, assimilation and diversity. She links these findings to the ongoing modernization and diversification of municipal authorities, and the impact of this transformation on the profile of the bureaucrats and their implementation of diversity policies. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners engaged in the fields of immigration, diversity and multiculturalism. “div>

Governing through Diversity

Author: Tatiana Matejskova
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137438258
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This cross-disciplinary edited collection presents an integrated approach to critical diversity studies by gathering original scholarly research on ideational, technical and actual social dimensions of contemporary governance through diversity.

Migration and Religion in East Asia

Author: Jin-Heon Jung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137450398
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This book sheds light on North Korean migrants' Christian encounters and conversions throughout the process of migration and settlement. Focusing on churches as primary contact zones, it highlights the ways in which the migrants and their evangelical counterparts both draw on and contest each others' envisioning of a reunified Christianized Korea.

Migrant Dubai

Author: Laavanya Kathiravelu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137450185
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This book analyzes the everyday lives of labour migrants in a rapidly developing city-state. Using the emirate of Dubai as a case study, Migrant Dubai shows that even within highly restrictive mobility regimes, marginalized migrants find ways to cope with structural inequalities and quotidian modes of discrimination.

Urban Diversity

Author: Caroline Kihato
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
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As the world’s urban populations grow, cities become spaces where increasingly diverse peoples negotiate such differences as language, citizenship, ethnicity and race, class and wealth, and gender. Using a comparative framework, Urban Diversity examines the multiple meanings of inclusion and exclusion in fast-changing urban contexts. The contributors identify specific areas of contestation, including public spaces and facilities, governmental structures, civil society institutions, cultural organizations, and cyberspace. The contributors also explore the socioeconomic and cultural mechanisms that can encourage inclusive pluralism in the world’s cities, seeking approaches that view diversity as an asset rather than a threat. Exploring old and new public spaces, practices of marginalized urban dwellers, and actions of the state, the contributors to Urban Diversity assess the formation and reformation of processes of inclusion, whether through deliberate actions intended to rejuvenate democratic political institutions or the spontaneous reactions of city residents.

Diversities Old and New

Author: S. Vertovec
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137495480
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Diversities Old and New provides comparative analyses of new urban patterns that arise under conditions of rapid, migration-driven diversification, including transformations of social categories, social relations and public spaces. Ethnographic findings in neighbourhoods of New York, Singapore and Johannesburg are presented.

The Intercultural City

Author: Charles Landry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136553495
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In a world of increasing mobility, how people of different cultures live together is a key issue of our age, especially for those responsible for planning and running cities. New thinking is needed on how diverse communities can cooperate in productive harmony instead of leading parallel or antagonistic lives. Policy is often dominated by mitigating the perceived negative effects of diversity, and little thought is given to how a diversity dividend or increased innovative capacity might be achieved. The Intercultural City, based on numerous case studies worldwide, analyses the links between urban change and cultural diversity. It draws on original research in the US, Europe, Australasia and the UK. It critiques past and current policy and introduces new conceptual frameworks. It provides significant and practical advice for readers, with new insights and tools for practitioners such as the intercultural lens, indicators of openness, urban cultural literacy and ten steps to an Intercultural City. Published with Comedia.

Differing Diversities

Author: Tony Bennett
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287146496
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Cultural diversity, in all its forms, poses a challenge to traditional cultural policy. This report discusses the issues of citizenship and the nature of democratic public policy in culturally diverse societies. It takes a comparative international perspective, and focuses on ethnic-based cultural differences. The report considers five policy contexts which have a significant bearing on the general direction of cultural policy, and identifies four principles of cultural entitlements based on heterogeneity. It recommends a number of steps that the Council of Europe and its member states should take in order to further promote cultural diversity.

The Sustainability of Cultural Diversity

Author: Maddy Janssens
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857937189
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'This is a very useful book on a very important subject. The preservation of the rich and diverse body of cultures that history and continued diversity provide is of great significance for humanity and the welfare of society. The failure to appreciate, and even to hate other cultures, is surely a threat to world peace and civilization. I particularly value the chapters that focus on policy and provide evidence indicating what policy approaches are effective and which are not.' William J. Baumol, New York University and Princeton University, US This engaging book addresses the question of how diverse communities, whether in a nation, city or organization, can live together and prosper whilst retaining and enjoying their cultural differences. This is a particularly pertinent issue in the context of the modern world where mass migration and immigration are pervasive global phenomena. This volume brings together a series of contributors from various disciplines and cultural settings to address two central questions: how does cultural diversity contribute to or hamper central notions of sustainability such as human welfare, social cohesion or socio-economic development? how can cultural diversity unfold in a positive way through particular forms of interactions, processes and structures? The authors offer a conceptual discussion on the meaning and operationalization of sustainability within various contexts and settings. They provide concrete examples of the contribution of sustainable diversity to prosperous nations, communities and companies, but also identify a number of tensions which may undermine this positive potential. They highlight recognition, empowerment and inclusion as the three fundamental pillars on which policies should be built in order to create the necessary trust and legitimacy that provide the foundations for truly sustainable diversity Combining extensive theory and practice, this unique volume will be required reading for post-graduate students and researchers in a wide range of subjects connected to cultural diversity such as economics, sociology, anthropology, public policy and organization studies.

The Political Economy of City Branding

Author: Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135129894
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Globalization affects urban communities in many ways. One of its manifestations is increased intercity competition, which compels cities to increase their attractiveness in terms of capital, entrepreneurship, information, expertise and consumption. This competition takes place in an asymmetric field, with cities trying to find the best possible ways of using their natural and created assets, the latter including a naturally evolving reputation or consciously developed competitive identity or brand. The Political Economy of City Branding discusses this phenomenon from the perspective of numerous post-industrial cities in North America, Europe, East Asia and Australasia. Special attention is given to local economic development policy and industrial profiling, and global city rankings are used to provide empirical evidence for cities’ characteristics and positions in the global urban hierarchy. On top of this, social and urban challenges such as creative class struggle are also discussed. The core message of the book is that cities should apply the tools of city branding in their industrial promotion and specialization, but at the same time take into account the special nature of their urban communities and be open and inclusive in their brand policies in order to ensure optimal results. This book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners working in the areas of local economic development, urban planning, public management, and branding.