Dialogism, Multiculturalism, and Cosmopolitical Citizenship

Catarina Kinnvall and Paul Nesbitt-Larking

in The Political Psychology of Globalization

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199747542
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897254 | DOI:
Dialogism, Multiculturalism, and Cosmopolitical Citizenship

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Chapter 4 is both a theoretical and a normative orientation to the politics of engagement. The chapter investigates and critically integrates the debate between communitarian and cosmopolitan understandings of multicultural solutions. In addition to describing existing multiculturalism, it references a deeper and more integrated form of multiculturalism that is grounded in community contact, cohesion, commitment to a shared political society, and communication. In developing a politics of deep or critical multiculturalism, the chapter explores the importance of dialogicality as the basis for a viable politics of engagement. It goes beyond cosmopolitanism to develop a cosmopolitical orientation toward self and society, drawing upon postcolonial insights.

Keywords: identity strategies; engagement; cosmopolitics; deep multiculturalism; dialogicality; postcolonialism

Chapter.  11741 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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