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16-11-2009

ECMI participating in conference “Inclusion Unaffordable?”

With public opinion in recent years having soured on multiculturalism, conflicts over culture have intensified in the public sphere of culturally diverse societies. Strong articulations against accommodating cultural difference have swung the pendulum back towards the neutral liberal state away from the model of multiculturalism. The notion that de facto cultural diverse societies are more likely to prosper by promoting cultural diversity as an instrumental value is little appreciated in many political debates. Acerbated by the economic crisis, national and how to get cialis in canada ethnic minorities have become the scapegoats of governments and viagra order the Demonisation of Minorities and canadian propecia Migrants in Central and buy canadian viagra Eastern Europe‟, organized by the Advanced Social and buy cialis next day delivery Political Research Institute (ASPRI) at the University of Latvia in Riga on 16 and 17 November 2009. Dr. Malloy will present a paper addressing the political implications of culture in the public sphere.

The conference aims to assess the state and cialis no prescription problems of integration policies under current financial pressures in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and viagra sales to address xenophobia and female viagra the deficit of pluralist political discourse as important aspects of the newly emerging democratic deficit in new EU member states. It is organized under the auspices of the projects “Shrinking Citizenship: A Challenge to Civil Society and non prescription cialis Participation” directed by the Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS (Riga) and “Measuring Integration”, directed by ASPRI, both running since 2007 with financing from the Open Society Institute Think-Tank Fund. The conference brings together researchers from think-tanks and viagra without rx universities, media, politicians, civil servants, policy-makers, and members of the Latvian public to assess new challenges to integration policies and to pluralist political discourse in Eastern Europe in the times of economic crisis.

Place and viagra india Date:
Riga, 16-17 November 2009

For further information; contact:
Tove H. Malloy, tel. +49-461-14149-0

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
Government
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State
Schleswig-Holstein