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Mångfaldens gemenskap? ? mångkulturell nationell gemenskap genom interkulturell kommunikation

Nilsson, Henrik (2005)
Department of Political Science
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In the literature on multiculturalism and group rights there is a strong tradition that sees diversity as something directly paradoxal to unity. In this tradition, scholars put forward a view of multiculturalism as a divisive and exclusionary process which breaks down the cohesion and unity of society. Related to this notion is that of a neutral and universally valid frame of reference in which political dilemmas can be solved; for example a neutral civil sphere where the ?true essence? of society lies. In this essay I attempt to criticise these two notions. In doing so I will put forward my view on how cultural diversity can be an integral part of the national unity. In order to arrive at such a society, where the unity of... (More)
Abstract

In the literature on multiculturalism and group rights there is a strong tradition that sees diversity as something directly paradoxal to unity. In this tradition, scholars put forward a view of multiculturalism as a divisive and exclusionary process which breaks down the cohesion and unity of society. Related to this notion is that of a neutral and universally valid frame of reference in which political dilemmas can be solved; for example a neutral civil sphere where the ?true essence? of society lies. In this essay I attempt to criticise these two notions. In doing so I will put forward my view on how cultural diversity can be an integral part of the national unity. In order to arrive at such a society, where the unity of society is build upon its diversity, we need to find a satisfying way of discussing cultural differences in a meaningful and peaceful way. Therefore, by drawing from different scholars in the field, I will give my account of how intercultural dialogue should work. Thus, this essay deals with how the concepts of diversity and unity can come together through intercultural dialogue. (Less)
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Nilsson, Henrik
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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multiculturalism, 'ational unity', 'cultural diversity', 'intercultural dialogue', 'civil society', Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1330790
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2005-06-20 00:00:00
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2005-06-20 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Abstract

In the literature on multiculturalism and group rights there is a strong tradition that sees diversity as something directly paradoxal to unity. In this tradition, scholars put forward a view of multiculturalism as a divisive and exclusionary process which breaks down the cohesion and unity of society. Related to this notion is that of a neutral and universally valid frame of reference in which political dilemmas can be solved; for example a neutral civil sphere where the ?true essence? of society lies. In this essay I attempt to criticise these two notions. In doing so I will put forward my view on how cultural diversity can be an integral part of the national unity. In order to arrive at such a society, where the unity of society is build upon its diversity, we need to find a satisfying way of discussing cultural differences in a meaningful and peaceful way. Therefore, by drawing from different scholars in the field, I will give my account of how intercultural dialogue should work. Thus, this essay deals with how the concepts of diversity and unity can come together through intercultural dialogue.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Henrik},
  keyword      = {multiculturalism,'ational unity','cultural diversity','intercultural dialogue','civil society',Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mångfaldens gemenskap? ? mångkulturell nationell gemenskap genom interkulturell kommunikation},
  year         = {2005},
}