Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12389/20309
Title: The politics of diversity in Europe
Authors: Titley , Gavan 
Lentin, Alana 
Corporate Authors: Council of Europe (COE) 
European Commission 
Subject Keywords: diversity ; cultural diversity ; education ; employment ; judicial system ; economic, social, and cultural rights ; integration ; political participation ; citizenship ; human rights
See Also: human rights education ; Holocaust education ; human rights education ; Holocaust education
Key Issues: Diversity education
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: COE
Publication Country: France 
Publication Place : Strasbourg
Material Type: report
research
Language: English
Country: Cyprus 
Poland 
Spain 
Greece 
France 
United Kingdom 
Croatia 
Serbia 
Country Coverage: Cyprus 
Poland 
Spain 
Greece 
France 
United Kingdom 
Croatia 
Serbia 
URL more information: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/youth/Resources%5CPublications%5CPresentations%5C075_Politics_Diversity_Europe_en.asp
Abstract: Publisher's description: Diversity has become a key term in contemporary social politics, and is often used as both a description of complex social realities and a normative prescription for how those realities should be valued, influenced by the politics of multiculturalism and by social movements asserting "the right to be different" diversity has emerged as an open, fluID discourse that challenges reductive visions of legitimate identities and human possibilities. It is this apparent acceptance of diversity as a fact and value that this book sets out to examine, in a range of ways, it offers a countervailing assessment of 'diversity; seeing it less as a unifying social imaginary and more as a cost-free form of politics attuned to the needs of late capitalist, consumer societies. The introduction distinguishes between 'diversity polities' - emerging from a range of critiques of social power — and the “politics of diversity”, a depoliticised celebration of difference that replicates the problems of multiculturalism without the benefits of the overt ideological engagement that multiculturalism has provoked. The essays collected here are developed from a research seminar entitled "Diversity, Human Rights and Participation" organised by the Partnership on Youth between the Council of Europe and the European Commission. The studies gathered here are embedded in 10 different national contexts. They track dimensions of 'diversity' in education, social services, jurisprudence, parliamentary proceedings and employment initiatives, and assess their significances for the social actors who must negotiate these frameworks in their daily experience.
Physical Description: 198 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12389/20309
ISBN: 978-92-871-6171-0
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