Theories and practices of governance of cultural diversity

Workshop Series "Debating Transnational Governance"

Keynote speakers

  • Tariq Modood
    University of Bristol
  • Hyuk-Rae Kim
    Yonsei University

Organized by

  • Beniamino Peruzzi Castellani
    Scuola Normale Superiore

We invite paper proposals for the upcoming Workshop “Theories and Practices of Governance of Cultural Diversity”, which will be held online on the 28th of September 2021. It is the fourth and conclusive event of a Workshop Series focusing on "Debating Transnational Governance", organized by Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.

Abstract of the Workshop:

It is widely acknowledged that, especially as a consequence of the increasing circulation of people and information, cultural diversity is now structurally embedded in the economies and societies of most countries. The phenomenon of diversity - when neglected and unmanaged - has proven to be potentially disruptive for societies both at a socio-political and at a cultural level. In this situation, it is ever more urgent to find social and political solutions enabling people with different cultural backgrounds and worldviews to live together as equal members of the same society. Such a solution calls for multi-level processes of implementation of policies and actions, involving transnational, national and local actors. In this workshop we will discuss, both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective, effective models and strategies of governance of cultural diversity. In the framework of this discussion, we intend to move beyond a Western-centric perspective, by taking into account models of governance of cultural diversity characterizing Far Eastern contexts (such as Singapore, South Korea, and Japan), often neglected by mainstream Western literature. This should enable us to address the inter-relations (both in terms of influence and of similarities/differences) between Western and Eastern practices of governance of cultural diversity.

The workshop will be structured in two sessions:

  • A morning session (from 9:00 to 12.00 CEST) for the presentation of three keynote speakers and discussion;
  • An afternoon session (from 13:30 to 15:00 CEST) for 6 presentations (15-20 minutes long) by researchers selected through this call for papers and for discussion.

Proposals can be submitted online here until the 4th of September 2021.

Authors of selected proposals will be contacted no later than the 10th of September 2021.

For any inquiries, do not hesitate to send an email to the following address: