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Intercultural Cities

Policy and Practice for a New Era

  • Bob W. White
  • Mobilizes knowledge about the contextual factors and strategies in the design of intercultural policy frameworks for cities

  • Develops a comparative analytical framework intended to implement intercultural policies and programs in cities

  • Compares the experience of intercultural cities in Europe and North America


Part of the Global Diversities book series (GLODIV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Intercultural Policy and Cities

  3. A Tale of Seven Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Tone Skodvin, Phil Wood
      Pages 75-102
    3. Kira Bermúdez, Rafa Crespo, Ramon Sanahuja, Carolina Astudillo
      Pages 103-144
    4. Helena Rojas, Daniel de Torres Barderi
      Pages 145-180
    5. Jude Bloomfield, Paul Chapman
      Pages 215-250
    6. Céline Maye, Federica Merzaghi, Sandrine Keriakos Bugada
      Pages 251-280
    7. Marta Massana, Gilles Rioux
      Pages 281-313
  4. The Montréal Forum and Beyond

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 371-393

About this book


This book sets out to explore the political and social potential of intercultural policy for cities by bringing together advances in the areas of urban planning and intercultural theory. In recent years, demographic changes in cities in many parts of the world have led to increasing concerns about inter-ethnic tensions, social inequality, and racial discrimination. By virtue of their intermediate status—neither national nor regional, at the same time global and local—cities are in a particularly good position to formulate policy frameworks that will contribute to the well-being of all citizens, regardless of their origins. Certain cities have made significant advances in this domain, but until now very little work has been done to understand the underlying principles and processes behind the creation of intercultural policies and programs. The overall goal of this volume is to facilitate conversations between researchers and practitioners in their efforts to make cities more inclusive by leveraging recent advances in the field of intercultural policy and practice, but it is also intended to generate knowledge about the conditions, obstacles and strategies that make intercultural cities part of a common future. This interdisciplinary collection will be of great interest to scholars and policy makers including in areas of urban studies, public policy, anthropology, sociology, globalization and the wider social sciences.


Urban studies Quebec’s experience with interculturalism State-based multiculturalism Intercultural policy and practice Multiculturalism Social psychology Intercultural communication Montreal Public Administration Diversity Management Globalization Studies Intercultural philosophy Intercultural communication Intercultural practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Bob W. White
    • 1
  1. 1.AnthropologyUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada

About the editors

Bob W. White is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations (LABRRI) at the University of Montreal, Canada. He has won several awards for his research on popular culture and globalization. His current research is focused on the dynamics of intercultural communication in cities and he is the coordinator of a multi-sectorial research partnership on intercultural policy and practice in Montreal.

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