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Sexuality, Security and Migration: Seeking Elicitive Clues in the Analysis of the 2015 Cologne’s Sylvesternacht

  • Josefina Echavarría Alvarez
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Abstract

This chapter takes the events of 2015 New Year’s Eve in the city of Cologne, Germany as point of departure to illustrate distinct possible interpretations of migration and integration conflicts in the European Union. It first surveys the predominantly conflict resolution reading and solutions widely adopted by politicians and the public in order to contrast it to an elicitive conflict transformation analysis. This second perspective is operationalized through the method of elicitive conflict mapping, which aims at providing practical applications of the transrational peace philosophy. The insights derived point towards possibilities for dealing with these conflicts resulting in more functional and equal relationships, which necessarily imply openness to change and transformation for both Us and Them.

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  • Josefina Echavarría Alvarez
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  1. 1.University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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