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Book/Printed Material The challenge of minority integration : politics and policies in the Nordic nations

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Title

  • The challenge of minority integration : politics and policies in the Nordic nations

Summary

  • "How is solidarity achieved in highly diverse societies - particularly those that have been until recently characterized by rather homogeneous populations? What are the implications of growing levels of diversity on existing social arrangements? These two fundamental questions are explored in this edited collection, which examines the challenges of minority integration in four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. These nations represent paradigmatic examples of social democratic welfare states that place a premium on a robust package of social rights, combined with policies aimed at reducing levels of class-based inequality and promoting gender equity. All four of these nations have witnessed growing levels of diversity due to immigration and three of them have been forced to rethink their policies concerning the indigenous S ami, as well as old minority groups. Two introductory chapters, by Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Peter Kivisto, serve as a conceptual framework for the seven case studies that follow, and which, from a variety of perspectives and with differing emphases, analyze the evolving realities in these nations today. Taken together, they offer evidence of the critical issues surrounding attempts to achieve solidarity while valorizing diversity."-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Kraus, Peter A., compiler.
  • Kivisto, Peter, 1948- compiler.

Created / Published

  • Warsaw : De Gruyter Open, [2015]
  • 2015

Contents

  • Framing integration and solidarity in contemporary liberal democracies -- The meaning of "we" / Thomas Hylland Eriksen -- The politics of integration / Peter Kivisto -- Case studies from the Nordic nations -- Democracy's challenge : Nordic minority politics in the European context / Peter A. Kraus -- Divergence and convergence in minority law and policies in the Nordic countries / Sia Spiliopoulou Akermark -- Migration, multiculturalism and gender - a Nordic perspective / Birte Siim -- Dynamics of recognition : minority ethnic access to transformative power in the Nordic welfare state / Camilla Nordberg -- From ignorance to effective inclusion : the role of national minorities within the Finnish consensus culture / Reeta Toivanen -- Orchestrating national unity : an assessment of discources in immigrant legislation and the surrounding parliamentary and public debates / Niko Pyrh onen, Karin Creutz and Marjukka Weide -- Social capital as a resource for political participation : Finland in a Nordic comparative perspective / Niklas Wilhelmsson.

Headings

  • -  Minorities--Government policy--Scandinavia
  • -  Minorities--Legal status, laws, etc.--Scandinavia
  • -  Minorities--Scandinavia--Social conditions--21st century
  • -  Social integration--Scandinavia
  • -  Solidarity--Scandinavia

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page, viewed July 8, 2021.

Medium

  • 1 online resource (205 pages) : illustrations

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DL41

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021302867

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  • Unrestricted online access

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Kivisto, Peter, Compiler. The challenge of minority integration: politics and policies in the Nordic nations. composeds by Kraus, Peter A.Iler [Warsaw: De Gruyter Open, 2016] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021302867/.

APA citation style:

Kivisto, P. (2016) The challenge of minority integration: politics and policies in the Nordic nations. Kraus, P. A. I., comp [Warsaw: De Gruyter Open] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021302867/.

MLA citation style:

Kivisto, Peter, Compiler. The challenge of minority integration: politics and policies in the Nordic nations. comp by Kraus, Peter A.Iler [Warsaw: De Gruyter Open, 2016] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021302867/>.