Framing diversity. Configurations, representations and encounters of diversity in the Dutch society
As a result of migration, countries and especially urban landscapes are becoming more diverse, representing a variety of ethnic, racial, cultural, national and religious identities. This poses different challenges for multicultural cities in how to deal with their increasing diversity. In many European cities, a trend towards polarisation and fragmentation can be witnessed. The movement towards nationalism and homogenization is supported by populist radical-right parties. This thesis aims to contribute to an understanding of the current diversity processes in the Netherlands. By doing so, this thesis builds on the diversity framework as developed by Vertovec, investigating configurations of diversity, representations of diversity and encounters of diversity. By analysing integration and immigration policies in the Netherlands and using the case of the Keti Koti Festival in Amsterdam, this thesis aims to understand how diversity is configured, represented and encountered in Dutch society.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen