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Global Diversities

Intercultural Cities

Policy and Practice for a New Era

Editors: White, Bob W. (Ed.)

  • Mobilizes knowledge about the contextual factors and strategies in the design of intercultural policy frameworks for cities
  • Develops a comparative analytical framework intended to implement intercultural policies and programs in cities
  • Compares the experience of intercultural cities in Europe and North America
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About this book

This book sets out to explore the political and social potential of intercultural policy for cities by bringing together advances in the areas of urban planning and intercultural theory. In recent years, demographic changes in cities in many parts of the world have led to increasing concerns about inter-ethnic tensions, social inequality, and racial discrimination. By virtue of their intermediate status, cities are in a particularly good position to design policy and programs that contribute to the well-being of all citizens, regardless of their origins. Certain cities have made significant advances in this domain, but until now very little work has been done to understand the specificity of work in the area of intercultural policy frameworks. The overall goal of this volume is to facilitate conversations between researchers and practitioners in their efforts to make cities more inclusive. This volume is the result of a series of on-going collaborations between academics and practitioners and it includes a number of original case studies that explain the evolution of intercultural policy from the point of view local actors. This collection will be of interest especially to policymakers and urban planners, but also to scholars and students in the areas of urban studies, public policy, anthropology, sociology, globalization and social sciences more generally. By leveraging recent advances in the field of intercultural policy and practice, this volume sheds light on the conditions and strategies that make intercultural cities a part of a common future.

About the authors

Bob W. White is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations (LABRRI) at the University of Montreal, Canada. He has won several awards for his research on popular culture and globalization. His current research is focused on the dynamics of intercultural communication in cities and he is the coordinator of a multi-sectorial research partnership on intercultural policy and practice in Montreal.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • From Policy to Practice and Back Again: The Montreal Forum on Intercultural Cities

    White, Bob W.

    Pages 1-17

  • What is an Intercultural City and How Does It Work?

    White, Bob W.

    Pages 21-54

  • Intercultural Integration: From an Ideology of the Oppressed to the Mainstream

    Guidikova, Irena

    Pages 55-63

  • The Role of Intercultural Cities

    Allard, Patrice

    Pages 65-72

  • Oslo: On the Road to Becoming an Intercultural City

    Skodvin, Tone (et al.)

    Pages 75-102

Buy this book

eBook £103.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62603-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £129.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62602-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercultural Cities
Book Subtitle
Policy and Practice for a New Era
Editors
  • Bob W. White
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62603-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62603-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62602-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 393
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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