Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations Looking through the Lens of Social Inclusion
Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations reflects on the tensions and contradictions that arise within debates on social inclusion, arguing that both the concept of social inclusion and policy surrounding it need to incorporate visions of citizenship that value ethnic diversity. Presenting the latest empirical research from Australia and engaging with contemporary global debates on questions of identity, citizenship, intercultural relations and social inclusion, this book unsettles fixed assumptions about who is included as a valued citizen and explores the possibilities for engendering inclusive visions of citizenship in local, national and transnational spaces. Organised around the themes of identity, citizenship and intercultural relations, this interdisciplinary collection sheds light on the role that ethnic diversity can play in fostering new visions of inclusivity and citizenship in a globalised world.
'Bringing together leading academics in the field of multicultural studies, this volume addresses the central political questions of our time - social inclusion, subjective belonging and citizenship rights. From an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, these essays offer an authoritative insight into the prospects and problems of majority-minority relationships in multicultural societies in Europe, North America and Australia. The result is a definitive assessment of the politics of cultural diversity.' Bryan S. Turner, University of Western Sydney, Australia 'This interdisciplinary collection provides valuable perspectives on the challenges of diversity. Migration has killed myths of homogeneous nations. Mansouri, Lobo and their collaborators suggest that focusing on social inclusion could provide ways towards a renewal of citizenship and social participation in all its facets. This collection, which focuses on Australia, has lessons for all countries transformed by immigration.' Stephen Castles, The University of Sydney, Australia