Intercultural Governance Index: an exploratory study on Spanish cities

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Ricard Zapata-Barrero
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/2 Language English
Pages 30 P. 149-178 File size 360 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2016-002008
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Though there is a recent debate on interculturalism, most of the academic discussion is basically policy oriented and some recent is normative driven; less is done at the empirical level, trying to theorise current practices. In this framework, we seek to propose and apply an Intercultural Governance Index (Igi), which can allow us to infer an ideal type, in addition to highlighting significant variables and hypotheses. We seek not only to deepen the debate surrounding intercultural policies, offering a framework for study centred on governance, but also to offer points of reflection at the city level, where most of the studies on interculturalism are deployed. This exploratory study has been carried out in nine cities of the Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities (Red Española de Ciudades Interculturales, Reci): Barcelona, Bilbao, Cartagena, Fuenlabrada, Getxo, Parla, Sabadell, San Sebastian, Tenerife. In accordance with a participative methodology following various rounds of discussion, the cities have also contributed to the identification and definition of minimum standards.

Keywords: Interculturalism, Index, Governance, Cities, Discourse, Policies, Spain

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Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Intercultural Governance Index: an exploratory study on Spanish cities in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 2/2016, pp 149-178, DOI: 10.3280/MM2016-002008