Debating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States

Debating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States

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This collection addresses the ways that Nordic countries have approached the issue of bringing ethnic minorities into the societal mainstream. With multicultural incorporation as an option, the authors explore the potential impact of the politics of identity in societies with social democratic welfare states committed to redistributive politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349347698
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 359
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Karin Borevi, Uppsala University, Sweden
Grete Brochmann, University of Oslo, Norway
Anne Britt Djuve, Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Norway
Thomas Faist, Bielefeld University, Germany
Sune Laegaard, Roskilde University, Denmark
Yngve Lithman, University of Bergen, Norway
Ewa Morawska, University of Essex, UK
Pasi Saukkonen, Foundation for Cultural Policy Research, Finland
Garbi Schmidt, University of Roskilde, Denmark
Hugo Stokke, Political Scientist
Mats Wickström, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Table of Contents

1. Debating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States; Peter Kivisto and Osten Wahlbeck 2. Multiculturalism: From Heterogeneities to Social (In)Equalities; Thomas Faist 3. Multiculturalism 'From Below': Reflections of an Immigrant Ethnographer; Ewa Morawska 4. Nordic Multiculturalism: Commonalities and Differences; Hugo Stokke 5. Conceptual Change in Postwar Sweden: The Marginalization of Assimilation and the Introduction of Integration; Mats Wickstrom 6. Understanding Swedish Multiculturalism; Karin Borevi 7. Danish Anti-multiculturalism? The Significance of the Political Framing of Diversity; Sune Laegaard 8. 'Let's Get Together': Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Local Implications for Denmark; Garbi Schmidt 9. Multiculturalism or Assimilation? The Norwegian Welfare State Approach; Grete Brochmann and Anne Britt Djuve 10. Norwegian Multicultural Debates in a Scandinavian Comparative Perspective; Yngve Lithman 11. Multiculturalism and Nationalism: The Politics of Diversity in Finland; Pasi Saukkonen 12. Multicultural Finnish Society and Minority Rights; Osten Wahlbeck 13. Reflections on the Future of Multicultural Inclusion in the Nordic Countries; Peter Kivisto and Osten Wahlbeck

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