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Multiculturalism and Diversity

Multiculturalism and Diversity

The course aims to present and discuss the sociological and political philosophy issues related to multiculturalism. It starts from an apparently distant phenomenon, but which weighs heavily on these stakes, the rise of individualism and personal subjectivity in contemporary societies. It situates the issue in what is the major global change, globalization, and will invite the participants to "think global."


  • Address diversity management as a form of public policy, showing that it can be addressed with the tools of policy selection, design, and evaluation;
  • Investigate the concept of 'language regime' and discuss the benefits and costs of multilingualism, addressing the ways issues related to translation, interpreting, the use of a 'lingua franca,' and other strategies s 'intercompréhension';
  • Develop the concept of tolerability, focusing on establishing the latter's empirical validity through a quantitative approach.


  • Philosophical and political challenges of monoculturalism and multiculturalism;
  • Multiculturalism: theory and practice;
  • Managing differences and "intercultural conflicts";
  • Diversity and multilingual public policy.


Michel Wieviorka