Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Diversity and Society

Authors
Nieswand, Boris
Departments

Soziokulturelle Vielfalt (Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec)
MPI zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften, Göttingen

Summary
Over the last years three reasons have contributed to an increased interest in the concept of diversity: general tendencies towards individualization, increase in migration-based diversity, increase in value of antidiscrimination discourses. By confronting the academic challenges of ethnic and religious diversity, social scientific migration research opens itself towards research on society in general.

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