Identity politics - emancipatory or regressive?
Urbanisation, education, mobility and communication technology were all supposed to weaken people’s identification with “primordial” ethnic or religious groups. This has not occurred.
Why this is and what identity politics has lead to in different parts of the world, is discussed in an article by Will Kymlicka on The Conversation.
Read the article here: Are identity politics emancipatory or regressive?
Will Kymlicka is one of many researchers participating in the project International Panel on Social Progress. The project aims to show that social progress is possible, by collecting a large amount of insights from the social sciences.
When Will Kymlicka came to visit us working with IPSP, he was interviewed by our director Gustaf Arrhenius on multiculturalism and the welfare state.