ACCEPT Pluralism Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

ACCEPT Pluralism Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

GRITIM-UPF / IMISCOE Research Seminar 2012 

Democratic Representation and Diversity in Migration Societies 

25th June 2012, Barcelona, Spain

After decades of immigration and the gradual naturalization of this population, the diversity that characterizes European societies is a reality that should be neither ignored nor by-passed when attempting to conceptualize European democracy. Within this recognition framework, Ricard Zapata-Barrero  (GRITIM-UPF, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Rainer Bauböck  (European University Institute, Florence) organize a workshop on 25th June in Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, within the framework of ACCEPT Pluralism project.   

This will explore theories of diverse representation as they apply to immigration-induced diversity.Representation requires formal political rights and opportunities for political participation as well as conditions that encourage active civic engagement. The second thematic focus of this GRITIM -UPF/IMISCOE Research Seminar  will be the extent to which representative political bodies reflect the multicultural character of societies. It will therefore also consider aspects of religious and ethnic representation. Thirdly, conceptual and theoretical approaches will be tested in a number of case studies chosen to outline the various strategies used to in order to increase the political representation of immigrants. 


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