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Project

DieGem: Diversiteit en gemeenschapsvorming.

Citizenship practises in the context of forced propinquity in everyday life are important moments of social learing in which new and innovative ways to foster solidarity in diverse societies develop. This hypothesis is explored using complementary insights from sociology, social geography and spatial planning, political science and social and cultural pedagogy. Understandings of place, citizenship and informal learning are used to develop an interdisciplinary, scientific understanding of solidarity in the context of increasing cultural diversity. This interdisciplinary understanding of solidarity will be applied, tested and further developed through 36 exporative case studies in the domains of housing, labour, education and leisure. The conclusions of our study will not only be of academic importance, but will also be used to provide a wide range of civil society organizations with a conceptual framework on solidarity in diversity, a methodology to improve the reflexive capacities of their fieldworkers, a database with good practice interventions to nurture solidarity in diversity, guidelines for intervention strategies and a toolbox with assessment strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions.
Date:1 Jan 2013  →  31 Dec 2016
Keywords:Diversity, solidarity, geographies of encounter, citizenship
Disciplines:Applied sociology, Policy and administration, Social psychology, Social stratification, Social theory and sociological methods, Sociology of life course, family and health, Other sociology and anthropology, Economic geography, Human geography, Recreation, leisure and tourism geography, Urban and regional geography, Other social and economic geography, Other economics and business, Citizenship, immigration and political inequality, International and compartive politics, Multilevel governance, National politics, Political behaviour, Political organisations and institutions, Political theory and methodology, Public administration, Other political science, Education curriculum, Education systems, General pedagogical and educational sciences, Specialist studies in education, Other pedagogical and educational sciences