Diversity in the European Union

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorElisabeth Prügl, Markus Thiel

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Diversity in the European Union encompasses the national cultures and languages of the member states, but increasingly also assertions of difference within European societies. Immigrants have brought to the fore religious, ethnic, and racial diversity, sexual minorities have demanded equal rights, and regional and cultural minorities have clamored for recognition and participation. This volume provides an overview of EU actions seeking to manage diversity, introduces a conceptual framework to think about diversity in the European Union, and provides a tapestry of cases that illustrate minority politics and activism, contestations over identity and difference, and the construction of new meanings of European citizenship.

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Diversity in the European Union encompasses the national cultures and languages of the member states, but increasingly also assertions of difference within European societies. Immigrants have brought to the fore religious, ethnic, and racial diversity, sexual minorities have demanded equal rights, and regional and cultural minorities h...

Elisabeth Prügl is Professor of Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University in Miami. From fall of 2007 to summer of 2009, she was Co-Director of the Miami-Florida European Uni...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.38 × 5.72 × 0.81 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230619290

ISBN - 13:9780230619296

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction * Understanding Diversity in the European Integration Project--Markus Thiel and Elisabeth Prügl * The European Union’s Policies to Safeguard and Promote Diversity--Joke Swiebel * Part 2: Migrants and Muslims * The Success and Failure of Integration Policy in France and Britain--Martin Schain * Mainstreaming Third Country National Integration--Emek Ucarer * Migrant Women: Negotiating Complex Social Inequalities in the Frameworks of Gender Mainstreaming, Managing Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination--Helen Schwenken * New Muslim Pluralism and Secular Democracy in Turkey and the EU--Murat Somer and Gönül Tol * Part 3: Sexual Minorities and Gender * Return to (Illiberal) Diversity? Resisting Gay Rights in Poland and Latvia--Conor O’Dwyer and Katrina Schwartz * “LGBT” go Luxembourg: On the Stance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights before the European Court of Justice--Gabriel von Toggenburg * Intersectionality, Inequality and EU Law--Amy Elman * Intersectional Discrimination: Difficulties in the Implementation of a European Norm--Snjezana Vasiljevic * Part 4: National and Cultural Minorities * Let Freedom Reign: The Impress of EU Integration on Minority Survival--Colin Williams * European Integration and Ethnic Mobilization in Newly Admitted Countries: The Case of the Hungarian Minority in Romania--Lavinia Bucsa * European Norms, Local Interpretations: Minority Rights Issues and Related Discourses in Lithuania after EU Expansion--Dovile Budryte and Vilana Pilinkaite-Sotirovic * Conclusion: Theorizing Diversity in the European Union--Markus Thiel and Elisabeth Prügl

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“This collection of articles on diversity in the European Union represents solid scholarship and devotes special attention to the actual policies and legal practices with respect to various forms of diversity in the EU. The volume is an excellent primer on the subject.”--Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor, Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara “By offering theoretically informed empirical research on diversity, this volume successfully targets a gap in the governance debates about European integration. As the editors point out, in these debates diversity is ‘ironically framed both as threatened and as a threat.’ The book’s contributors shed light on the irony by situating EU cases within the wider political theory literature. They study diversity from the three perspectives of multi-level politics and activism, identity politics, and citizenship. By bringing together an international group of scholars, some of whom carry a most distinguished trajectory in studying diversity, Prügl and Thiel have succeeded in grounding diversity theory empirically. The result is certainly relevant for students of diversity in Europe and beyond. For European integration studies this book means moving a remarkable step further towards linking political theory and empirical research.”--Antje Wiener, University of Hamburg