Palgrave Studies in Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity

Fostering Pluralism through Solidarity Activism in Europe

Everyday Encounters with Newcomers

Editors: Baban, Feyzi, Rygiel, Kim (Eds.)

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  • Focuses conceptually and empirically on discussions and examples of how civil society initiatives foster pluralism and open their communities to newcomers
  • Brings everyday lived experiences from different countries in Europe to reflect on issues related to migration
  • Combines theoretical discussions with concrete practices by bringing together the perspectives and experiences of academics, practitioners, artists, and others
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This edited collection brings together academics, artists and members of civil society organizations to engage in a discussion about the ideas of living with others, through concepts such as cosmopolitanism, solidarity, and conviviality, and the practices of doing so.  

In recent years, right wing and populist movements have emerged and strengthened across Europe and North America, rejecting the value of cultural, ethnic and religious plurality. Governments in Europe and North America are weakening their commitment to the international refugee regime, erecting new barriers to entry. Even as governments fail to accommodate growing pluralism, however, civil society initiatives have emerged with the aim of welcoming newcomers, such as migrants and refugees, and finding alternative ways of living together in diverse societies. Motivated by a desire to show solidarity, these initiatives demonstrate enormous creativity in fostering pluralism in an environment that has largely become hostile to the arrival of newcomers. The contributions gathered here seek to explore such initiatives and the important work that they do in fostering ways of living together with others from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. In focusing conceptually and empirically on discussions and examples of civil society initiatives, this book interrogates why, how and under what circumstances are some communities more welcoming than others.


About the authors

Feyzi Baban is Associate Professor of Political Studies and International Development at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. His research interests include cosmopolitan theory, the politics of citizenship in late modern societies, European Integration and alternative forms of modernity in non-Western cultures.

Kim Rygiel is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada. She is Associate Director of Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre and Associate Editor of the journal Citizenship Studies.  She is the author of Globalizing Citizenship (2010) and co-editor (with Peter Nyers) of Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement (2012).


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fostering Pluralism through Solidarity Activism in Europe
Book Subtitle
Everyday Encounters with Newcomers
Editors
  • Feyzi Baban
  • Kim Rygiel
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56894-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56894-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56893-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 278
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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