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Governing diversity in the multilevel European public space

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dc.contributor.author Fossum, John Erik
dc.contributor.author Kastoryano, Riva
dc.contributor.author Modood, Tariq
dc.contributor.author Zapata Barrero, Ricard
dc.date.accessioned 2024-04-10T12:23:19Z
dc.date.available 2024-04-10T12:23:19Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Fossum JE, Kastoryano R, Modood T, Zapata-Barrero R. Governing diversity in the multilevel European public space. Ethnicities. 2024;24(1):3-30. DOI: 10.1177/14687968231158381
dc.identifier.issn 1468-7968
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/59724
dc.description.abstract The issue of working out a viable relationship between accepting and/or living with diversity on the one hand and fostering integration on the other has occupied public debates, political agendas, and social sciences for decades. Our point of departure is that the contemporary European context provides distinct challenges. We need to understand how postmigrant integration is shaped and conditioned by the European public space understood as a geographical space; a composite of legally and institutionally constituted entities; covering nations, regions, and cities mainly within but also beyond the EU; and a site of interaction, and public expression of contestation and cooperation. In so doing, we have to contend with the fact that such important perspectives for handling diversity as multiculturalism, interculturalism, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism occupy distinct roles within the European public space whose governance is multi-levelled yet not reducible to a single tiered system. The European public space is more encompassing than the EU even while that level of governance has some important regulative functions upon member states and to some extent even on non-EU states such as Norway and the UK, especially in what we refer to as the outer circle. While the national level is the most powerful normatively and by most other measures on the inclusion of difference (our inner circle), municipalities also contribute to the constitution of this space. We explore the logics of our four ‘isms’ and of the tiers of governance and their interaction with each other, both the isms in tensions and syntheses with each other and differentially in relation to the levels of governance. This is an exercise that has not been done before. Our purpose is to suggest a new normativity that might feasibly achieve a broader degree of support and success than any of the isms have achieved alone.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Ethnicities. 2024;24(1):3-30.
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2023 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Governing diversity in the multilevel European public space
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14687968231158381
dc.subject.keyword Multiculturalism
dc.subject.keyword interculturalism
dc.subject.keyword transnationalism
dc.subject.keyword cosmopolitanism
dc.subject.keyword European public space
dc.subject.keyword governance of diversity
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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