Interculturalism in Times of Crisis

International Migration. 52(2). New York: Wiley; 2017

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  • Publication Title International Migration
    Issue Title Interculturalism in Times of Crisis
    Volume 52
    Issue No. 2
    Author Bello, Valeria
    Bloom, Tendayi
    Amrith, Megha
    Publication Date 2017-03-13
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher Wiley
    Pages 5-67
    Language eng
    Abstract Coming at a time when states are struggling with unforeseen economic hardship, this Special Issue provides a crucial reasoned analysis of how this affects the way in which dialogue can occur within societies. The ongoing rise in the level of immigration in Europe since the end of the Second World War has led to the transformation of Western European countries into net immigrant recipients. Figures on migratory fluxes indicate that the current economic climate has not stopped this trend and difficulties within countries are affecting intercultural relations within societies negatively. For this reason work comparing factors affecting intercultural relations in the context of the economic crisis is both crucial and relevant to contemporary conditions. The proposed Special Issue takes a multi-level approach to the case studies selected: from the global intercultural dialogue initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), to the European level, with some comparative studies, and finally the Spanish national and local levels. The choice of Spain as a case study is ideal, tying together the international initiative of the UNAOC, launched by Spain in 2005, and the Spanish role in the European context, made particularly relevant by the Spanish experience of recent economic hardship. This Special Issue makes an important contribution to the analysis of how societies respond to situations of crisis. As such, it builds upon the tradition in the journal of International Migration of offering a scholarly approach to emerging migration concerns. This is particularly important in times of crisis and it is hoped that this Special Issue can be part of a wider movement to ensure evidence-based policy-making for a changing world.
    Keyword Migration
    Economic crisis
    Copyright Holder John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1111/imig.12260
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    Created: Thu, 18 May 2017, 17:55:30 JST by Valeria Bello on behalf of UNU GCM