In this concise, theoretically-focused and empirically grounded book, Zapata-Barrero outlines the foundations of the intercultural policy paradigm that is emerging within diversity and migration studies.
The book collects and articulates the author's arguments over recent years, engaging with the debate on Multiculturalism and Interculturalism, and with a focus on citizenship. in Part One, it aims primarily to review diversity policy narratives, and to contextualise the emerging intercultural policy paradigm, with a special view on the multicultural and European identity crisis. In Part Two, the foundations of interculturalism are explored, before closing in Part Three with empirical examples relating to the public benefits of following a contact-based approach to diversity management.
This is important reading for students and scholars across politics, sociology, anthropology and social psychology, as well as policy makers in Europe and around the world grappling with issues around migration, multiculturalism and citizenship.