Diversity and Community

01 January 2013 → 31 December 2016
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Education, culture and society
    • 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
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
community diversity social learing solidarity geographies of place
Project description

The era of diversity is now behind us. Our new reality is characterized by superdiversity, especially in urban areas. Superdiversity also challenges us to rethink schemes and practices of solidarity. Where the welfare state was based on explicit and implicit notions of shared community and citizenship, superdiversity now confronts us with the question what we still (want to) share? The project DIEGEM is based on action research together with a range of ‘users’ from civil society, on four societal domains: ‘learning’, ‘working’, ‘public space and housing’ and ‘free time’. Four pilot cases followed by action research cases provide the methodological foundations for the project that question the relation between solidarity and diversity.