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Superdiversity

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Superdiversity (also written as super-diversity) refers to two major changes occurring across the world after the end of the Cold War: (a) new patterns of migration causing demographc changes, and (b) the emerging internet and its generalized spread, influencing all aspects of social, cultural and economic life.
Global Compact for migration

Global Compact For Migration

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The controversy around the Global Compact for Migration is still very much alive. New right parties all over the world  find each other in their fight against it. But what is this Compact really about? Is it really a treath to the nations worlwide? And what about human rights? 

Dr. Ico Maly from Tilburg University recently published 'De hedendaagse antiverlichting' (The contemporary anti-Enlightenment). In this video he explains how politicians are propagating anti-Enlightenment ideas under the flag of 'democracy', and why — within this discourse — the nation is key. 

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The Global Compact on Migration and its discontents

Column
Jan Blommaert
12/12/2018
7 minutes to read

The Global Compact for Migration has "evidence-based public discourse" as one of its objectives. Remarkably, this requirement has led to huge controversy. Are we moving towards a fact-free open society?

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Why has Cultural Marxism become the enemy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
22/11/2018
13 minutes to read

Cultural Marxism is blamed for "globalism" and its discontents. Perhaps exploring globalization can be an alternative for this deeply flawed conspiracy theory.

The long season: I am alive because I'm not dead (Leonard Retel Helmrich )

Review
Odile Heynders
15/01/2018
4 minutes to read

The narrative of The Long Season is impressive and affective as a story of poverty, lack of prospect, and irrational hope. The documentary is magnificent in its focus on the details of social life, says Odile Heynders (Tilburg University).