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The three strands of intercultural polities: a comprehensive view. A critical review of Bouchard and Cantle recent books on interculturalism

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dc.contributor.author Zapata Barrero, Ricard
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-30T09:29:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-30T09:29:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/20970
dc.description.abstract Within the emerging policy debate on interculturalism we critically review two recent books in 2012: Bouchard’s L’interculturalisme: un point de vue quebecois, and Cantle’s Interculturalism: The New Era of Cohesion and Diversity. In my view, both contribute very directly to open a foundational debate on interculturalism. In addressing the point of convergence and the dividing lines of these two contributions, I will claim that in spite of having one core concept of interculturalism, there are, however, at least two basic conceptions that have to be interpreted in complementary ways: Bouchard’s essay represents the contractual strand, Cantle’s book the cohesion strand. At the end I would also suggest that these two strands do not manage to express explicitly that diversity can also be seen as a resource of innovation and creativity, and so can drive individual and social development. This view is based on the diversity advantage literature already informing most of the diversity debate in Europe and elsewhere. This is what I will call the constructivist strand. My ultimate purpose is to defend a comprehensive view, grounded on the argument that no one can have the sole authority to define intercultural policy, since the three strands can be applied at different moments, according to different purposes and policy needs. The challenge now is that policy managers be able to achieve a balance between these three policy drivers.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRITIM working papers series;17
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dc.subject Multiculturalisme
dc.subject Immigrants
dc.subject Ordre públic (Dret internacional)
dc.subject Contractualisme
dc.title The three strands of intercultural polities: a comprehensive view. A critical review of Bouchard and Cantle recent books on interculturalism
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