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Governing through Diversity: Migration Societies in by Tatiana Matejskova, Marco Antonsich

By Tatiana Matejskova, Marco Antonsich

This cross-disciplinary edited assortment provides an built-in method of severe variety reviews by means of amassing unique scholarly learn on ideational, technical and genuine social dimensions of up to date governance via variety.

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8). Even more radically, diversity may be assumed as emblematic of “a swing from ascribed, group-based attributes to self-attributed, individual characteristics” (Vertovec, 2012, p. 295). The relational bases of diversity, moreover, stand in remarkable contrast to the boundary-making, categorization-based logic that is inherent in the multicultural discourse. In the second place, and contrary to its conceptual predecessors, diversity does not necessarily have a prescriptive background. This need not be only a strength – indeed, the lack of a systematic focus on rights and (in)equality is often exposed as a major downside of the diversity discourse.

Bringing in social inequality via social mechanisms Concepts of diversity zero in on organizational adaptation to cultural pluralism and the utilization of individual competences in order to facilitate either full inclusion in the civil sphere – keywords are terms such as “intercultural opening of public administration” – or competition in markets – characterized by concepts such as diversity management. Organizations use and thus constitute cultural markers in order to “mainstream” their structures and routines.

2007). Super-diversity and its implications. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30(6), 1024–1054. Vertovec, S. (2009). Conceiving and Researching Diversity. MMG (Working Paper 09/01). pdf. 38 The Difference Diversity Makes Vertovec, S. (2012). “Diversity” and the social imaginary. European Journal of Sociology, 53(3), 287–312. , & Wessendorf, S. ) (2010). The Multiculturalism Backlash. London: Routledge. Wessendorf, S. (2009). Commonplace Diversity and the “Ethos” of Mixing. MMG (Working Paper 11/09).

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