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dc.contributor.authorTRIANDAFYLLIDOU, Anna
dc.contributor.authorULASIUK, Iryna
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-24T12:30:23Z
dc.date.available2014-07-24T12:30:23Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn2314-9698
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/32231
dc.description.abstractAt the wake of the European election of 25 May 2014, one main result is striking across Europe: the rise of populist and far right political parties. These parties tend to capitalise on citizens’ economic insecurity and political discontent with national and European elites. Their campaigning strategies have been largely based on cultivating a climate of threat and a ‘patriotic’ desire for regaining ‘control’ over ‘our country’ against alien forces such as the European Union or indeed migrant populations and ethnic minorities. Such populations are suitable scapegoats whom to blame for rising unemployment, welfare cuts and urban decay in European metropoles. The response by progressive political forces or civil society is often defensive, seeking to prove that they are not ‘favouring’ minorities or migrants or that they are effectively tackling domestic unemployment or urban tensions through retraining or gentrification programmes. This policy brief proposes an analysis of the challenge, and an alternative strategy to make the most of cultural diversity as a positive factor for democracy and growth, through a participatory approach. In the brief the authors put forward the idea of developing local Diversity Partnerships and present some examples of what has been done or could be done with such initiatives, in particular in relation to the two groups that mostly attract negative attention in the public debate because of their presumed inability to integrate into mainstream European secular, modern, and democratic societies: the Muslims and the Roma.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Governance Programmeen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2014/02en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPolicy Briefsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCultural Pluralismen
dc.relation.urihttp://globalgovernanceprogramme.eui.euen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.subject.otherCultural and religious diversity
dc.subject.otherMigration
dc.titleManaging complex cultural diversity in Europe : the idea of diversity partnershipsen
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