Author(s): Petar Atanasov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Центар за регионални истражувања и соработка Студиорум
Keywords: Cultural policy; EU common policies

Summary/Abstract: The author of this essay is trying to communicate with the multiculturalism as a policy in the context of the themes and dilemmas of the multiculturalism as a model of management with the ethno-cultural differences. With the elaboration of the newer senses in this area he starts with the essential goal of the multiculturalism as a struggle for recognition of the diversity and the identity. Across some examples of the different regions questions and problems are stressed in the state affairs in search for adequate models that can deal with the new challenges after the “revival” of the ethnicity as one of the most powerful focus of mobilization. Big part of the explanations of the multiculturalism as a policy is dedicated to its relations with the modern state and the democratic society in general and the nation-state as particular. Among the categories that are specifically elaborated are the political integration of the diverse ethnic groups in the mainstream of the society and the formation of the national identity as a category that either reach the inclusiveness of the different or intensify the conflict for the symbolic and material resources. It is emphasized that the essence of the multiculturalism as a policy is to find out the way for decision-making that will be in possibility to guarantee the individual freedoms without sacrificing of the collective wishes expressed by the appearance of the cultural factors of differentiation. In the last part of the essay the author elaborates a few questions in relation with the European multiculturalism and the multiculturalism in the Macedonian society.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 53-73
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Macedonian