Spheres of diversities: From concept to policy

Spheres of diversities: From concept to policy

Publication date:
11/2011
Author:
Ricard Zapata-Barrero & Anne R. van Ewijk (Eds.)
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Diversity policies are at the top of the European Agenda. This category has become a key-word for many policy-makers and social scientists. However, it is a broad concept, often defined and approached differently in specific contextual spheres. This edited book proposes a research framework based on the interplay between diversity-concept and diversity-policy both in the private and the public realm. It aims to explore how the concept orientates policies and management, and also how public/private management facilitates new diversity policy orientations. The academic goal is to connect the theoretical and political dimension of diversity, by presenting a variety of recent studies on diversity in specific policy-spheres.

The book is structured in three main parts. Part 1, titled Diversity as a Policy, offers two chapters that offer a deeper conceptual understanding of diversity as a public strategy and normative framework; Part 2, titled Diversity in Public Policy Contexts,focuses on the institutional context of diversity, including relevant stakeholders, and political, legal and social settings. Finally, part 3, titled Diversity within Organisations,focuses on the organizational context of diversity, including the description, analysis and evaluation of policies, regulations and programmes on diversity management.

This book is a compilation of the most outstanding contributions presented at the international seminar “Diversity and tolerance in Europe: policies in public institutions and private organisations” held on the 22nd of September, 2010. This seminar was a joint initiative by the GRITIM-UPF (Research Interdisciplinary Group on Immigration) of the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and the Migration Programme of the CIDOB.

Language: English

ISBN: 978-84-92511-35-8

180 pages

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Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Anne R. Van Ewijk
A FRAMEWORK FOR EUROPEAN DIVERSITY STUDIES

PART 1. DIVERSITY AS A POLICY

Petra Stienen and Gerd Junne
Chapter 1. Managing diversity – by transforming conflicts into assets for citizens? The case study of Limburg, a province
in the Netherlands

Camil Ungureanu
Chapter 2. Between pluralism and majoritarianism: the European Court of Human Rights on religious symbols and education

PART 2. DIVERSITY IN PUBLIC POLICY CONTEXTS

Ricard Zapata-Barrero
Chapter 3. Education as a mirror of Spanish society: challenges and policies towards multiple diversity

Alberto Vega, Ester Marco, Ana B. Macho and Antònia Agulló
Chapter 4. Immigration and Housing: Rethinking the Role of Fiscal Policies to Manage Diversity

Sikunder Ali Baber
Chapter 5. Transition processes of immigrants youths in the multicultural context in Catalonia: a case study

PART 3. DIVERSITY WITHIN ORGANISATIONS

Anne R. van Ewijk
Chapter 6. Dynamics of diversity within the Mossos d’Esquadra

Olga Jubany
Chapter 7. Beyond equality: recognising and managing cultural diversity at the workplace

Anna Bocchino, Manuel Garcia Ramirez and Caterina Arcidiacono
Chapter 8. Understanding the impact of cultural competence and prejudice towards cultural diversity on cases of burnout in patient-to-provider interactions

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