MINELRES: New books on social cohesion in a multicultural Europe

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Mon Nov 27 10:46:37 2006


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Achieving social cohesion in a multicultural Europe - Concepts,
situation and developments (Trends in social cohesion No. 18)
(09/11/2006)

The development of social cohesion in a multicultural Europe is a key
political objective, both vital and attainable, for our modern
societies. It can be achieved by transcending the limits of so-called
"integration" policies, particularly when they take the form of
unilateral processes in which migrants and their descendants are not
acknowledged as partners in decisions concerning them. Far from
considering the integration problems faced by migrants to be the result
of alleged "cultural incompatibility", the articles and conversations in
this volume reflect on the combined effects of exclusion stemming from
social policy and policy on immigration, employment and nationality.
Furthermore, as "intercultural competencies" developed in certain
hospitals and schools have clearly shown, there are other, much more
effective strategies for treating differences in a favourable light
which make social rights more accessible to all. These alternative
approaches can effectively help to foster social cohesion only if
migrants themselves are committed to them, in particular as recognised
political players in the European public arena.     

Author(s):   
ISBN:   92-871-6033-3 
Format:   16 x 24 cm 
No. of pages:   200 
Price:   37 Eur/ 56 USD 
    + 10% postage  
 
To place an order directly
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id=36&lang=EN&produit_aliasid=2138
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Reconciling labour flexibility with social cohesion - Ideas for
political action (Trends in social cohesion No. 16) (17/11/2006)

This second volume on labour flexibility deals with the possibilities
for reconciliation with social cohesion. Following the Council of
Europe's Forum 2005: Reconciling labour flexibility with social
cohesion, it aims to present ideas useful for political action. The
previous volume offers a broad description of the challenge labour
flexibility represents for social cohesion, but makes it clear that with
an effective reconciliation strategy the European social model can be
strengthened for the future. How can this be done? What framework and
context are necessary for such reconciliation? How can flexicurity
arrangements that best meet the objectives of social cohesion be
attained? The authors of this volume attempt to find answers to these
questions.     

Author(s):   
ISBN:   92-871-6014-7 
Format:   16 x 24 cm 
No. of pages:   228 
Price :   30 Eur/ 45 USd 
    + 10% postage  
 
To place an order directly
http://book.coe.int/sysmodules/RBS_page/admin/redirect.php?
id=36&lang=EN&produit_aliasid=2139

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