Making the Most of Diversity: Conditions for Living Together (Differently)

8 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2012

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Dino Pinelli

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan

Date Written: March 29, 2012


The ever growing flows of people, goods, images and ideas at global level are changing the way we see and experience diversity. Diversity can be an advantage, for companies, cities, and countries, but it demands re-defining policies and institutions. In this process, cultures should not be taken as pre-given, fixed and monolithic entities. Rather, we should acknowledge that individuals are bundles of orientations that evolve dynamically within social, political and economic processes and contexts. Acknowledging this principle implies re-thinking the form and structures of the polity as well as the way we approach and build social relations on the ground.

Keywords: Cultural Diversity

JEL Classification: Z1

Suggested Citation

Pinelli, Dino, Making the Most of Diversity: Conditions for Living Together (Differently) (March 29, 2012). FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei), Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), March 2012. Available at SSRN:

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