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An intercultural program of migrant integration

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Mass foreign-culture immigration sharply increases the heterogeneity of the population of developed regions of the world, generating both serious risks and new possibilities for their development. To withstand challenges and use the advantages of diversity, host states look for more adequate models of managing plural societies. An alternative to the existing approaches to integrating immigrants and their descendants is interculturalism, which implies establishing positive intercultural interaction between people, which would be based on the commonalities of their needs and interests. This concept is embodied in intercultural practices of several cities; there have been positive results. However, such practices have not been adapted for use at a higher territorial level thus far.

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Original Russian Text © I.P. Tsapenko, 2017, published in Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, 2017, Vol. 87, No. 10, pp. 915–926.

Irina Pavlovna Tsapenko, Dr. Sci. (Econ.), is a Sector Head at the Primakov National Research Institute of the Global Economy and International Relations, RAS (RAS IMEMO).

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Tsapenko, I.P. An intercultural program of migrant integration. Her. Russ. Acad. Sci. 87, 454–463 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1019331617050094

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Keywords

  • foreign-culture immigration
  • ethnic minorities
  • ethnocultural diversity
  • identity
  • conflict
  • resources of development
  • integration policies
  • intercultural cities
  • cohesion