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

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.

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Morning session (9:30 – 12:00 CEST)

9:30 - 10:00 Institutional greetings
Guglielmo Meardi, Scuola Normale Superiore - Anna Loretoni, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

10:00 - 11:00 Hyuk-Rae Kim, Yonsei University
Resilient Ethnonationalism and Repertoires of Multiculturalism in East Asia

11:00 - 12:00 Tariq Modood, University of Bristol
Can Interculturalism Complement Multiculturalism?

Afternoon session (13:30 – 16:00 CEST) 

13:30 - 14:00 Placido Antonio Sangiorgio, Università di Siena 
Religious Diversity in the Workplace through National Collective Agreements: An Overview

14:00 - 14:30 Jelena Gledić, University of Belgrade
China’s Management of Cultural Diversity in International Relations: The China-CEE 17+1 Initiative and the Sino-Serbian “Iron Friendship”

14:30 - 15:00 Katarzyna Golik, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Science
Why Do the Peripheries Matter? The Role of Mongolian Autonomy in the Evolution of the PRC’s Political System

15:00 - 15:30 Vivian Gerrand, Deakin University
Divided we Fall: Addressing Racialised Media Reporting in Australia

15:30 - 16:00 Valentina Cattivelli, IULM Università and ESPON (European Commission)
Resilience and Cultural Diversity at the Times of Covid-19. The Case of Via Padova Neighbourhood (Milan, Italy)

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