This book explores the intercultural policy paradigm emerging within diversity and migration studies. Drawing on empirical studies of cultural diversity and placing a focus on the current crises of identity in Europe, Zapata-Barrero argues for an intercultural model of citizenship that prioritises contact between diverse people. In looking forward to a post-multicultural era, his analysis suggests how we can better manage the challenges presented by our increasingly complex, multifaceted societies. This thoughtful text will appeal to students and scholars across politics, sociology, anthropology and social psychology, as well as policy makers and social entrepreneurs around the world grappling with issues around migration, diversity and citizenship. Ricard Zapata-Barrero is a Professor of Political and Social Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is also Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration at UPF, on the Board of Directors for IMISCOE, an expert on the Intercultural Cities Program, and founded the Intercultural Cities Network in Spain in 2014. Additionally, he is a Compendium expert within the Council of Europe.

Republicanism, public space and intercultural citizenship

Republicanism, public space and intercultural citizenship

Introduction: The context of intercultural citizenship’s Practice – Public spaces

Diversity dynamics brings new and old ways of using public spaces, strengthening its important socializing role, and thereby bringing about new complexities that need to be tackled. It is in public spaces that we can stimulate diversity-contacts transforming this public domain either in conflict zones or simply contact zones. The practical idea I want to raise in this chapter is how to use the potential of public space for intercultural citizenship promotion. I would just like to remind the reader that intercultural citizenship has two main strengths: the first is diversity-awareness and recognition by all citizens living in society, and the second is the ...

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