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Interculturalism in Cities

Concept, Policy and Implementation Edited by Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM-UPF), Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Cities are increasingly recognized as new players in diversity studies, and many of them are showing evidence of an intercultural shift. As an emerging concept and policy, interculturalism is becoming the most pragmatic answer to concrete concerns in cities. Within this framework, this book covers two major concerns: how to conceptualize and how to implement intercultural policies. Through the use of theoretical and comparative case studies, the current most prominent contributors in the field examine an area that multicultural policies have missed in the past: interaction between people from different cultures and national backgrounds. By compiling the recent research in Europe and elsewhere this book concludes that interculturalism is becoming both an attractive and efficient new paradigm for diversity management.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: £70.00 Web: £63.00
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78471 531 1
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  • Politics and Public Policy
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  • Urban Studies
Cities are increasingly recognized as new players in diversity studies, and many of them are showing evidence of an intercultural shift. As an emerging concept and policy, interculturalism is becoming the most pragmatic answer to concrete concerns in cities. Within this framework, this book covers two major concerns: how to conceptualize and how to implement intercultural policies.

Through the use of theoretical and comparative case studies, the current most prominent contributors in the field examine an area that multicultural policies have missed in the past: interaction between people from different cultures and national backgrounds. By compiling the recent research in Europe and elsewhere this book concludes that interculturalism is becoming both an attractive and efficient new paradigm for diversity management.

Academics, students and researchers working in the field of diversity studies and related areas will find this to be an essential read. Taking an innovative approach to issues raised by interculturalism in cities, it will also appeal to policy makers seeking to formulate a new policy focus and approaches for diversity management.


‘This is a fascinating book that opens the door to a theoretical and practical understanding of interculturalism in cities. . .a fine, cogent resource for anyone who wants to understand interculturalism in cities at this particularly tense time in history.’
- Journal of Peace Psychology

‘This book is a strong piece of scholarship and its contributors, among the best in the field, must be commended. They have achieved their goal to establish interculturalism as a new paradigm for diversity management. By the same token, they have provided governments, cities and academia with a possible alternative to multiculturalism (a term which is declining in favour in Europe). I have no doubt that the book, with its welcome combination of theoretical and empirical inputs, will soon become a milestone.’
– Gérard Bouchard, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada

‘This excellent collection of uniformly high quality essays analyses the theory, policy and implementation of the increasingly popular idea of interculturalism, and shows how it offers the best way to integrate minorities at the local level. It is underpinned by a well worked out theoretical framework and embedded in rich empirical analysis.’
– Bhikhu Parekh, University of Westminster and Member of the House of Lords, UK
Contributors: T. Cantle, T. Caponio, I. Guidikova, A. Harell, A. Ludwinek, R. Ricucci, F. Rocher, A. Triandafyllidou, I. Ulasiuk, A. Wagner, P. Wood, R. Zapata-Barrero
Contents:

Introduction: Framing the Intercultural Turn
Ricard Zapata-Barrero

PART I FROM CONCEPT TO POLICY
1. Interculturalism: Main Hypothesis,Theories and Strands
Ricard Zapata-Barrero

2. Interculturalism: A Policy Instrument Supporting Social Inclusion?
Tiziana Caponio and Roberta Ricucci

3. Interculturalism in Montréal and Barcelona
François Rocher

4. Meet me on the Corner? Shaping the Conditions for Cross-cultural Interaction in Urban Public Space
Phil Wood

5. Implementing Intercultural Policies
Ted Cantle

PART II FROM POLICY TO IMPLEMENTATION
6. European Intercultural Mindset – What can the Attitudes and Perceptions of Europeans on Intercultural Dialogue, Integration and Discrimination Tell the Local Policymakers
Anna Ludwinek

7. Measuring Intercultural Policies: The Example of the Intercultural Cities Index
Andrea Wagner

8. Intercultural Integration: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity as an Advantage
Irena Guidikova

9. Assessing the Capacity of the Media to Reflect Diversity and Promote Migrant Integration
Anna Triandafyllidou and Iryna Ulasiuk

10. Measuring Outcomes: Youth and Interculturalism in the Classroom
Allison Harell

PART III CONCLUSIONS: THREE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR TAKING INTERCULTURALISM SERIOUSLY
Ricard Zapata-Barrero

INDEX