Floating populations, civic stratification and solidarity: Comment on Will Kymlicka’s article:“Solidarity in Diverse Societies”
Comparative Migration Studies , Volume 4 - Issue 8
At the end of his inspiring essay about solidarity in diverse societies, Kymlicka (2015) touches on two fundamental points:
(1) “Some people believe that the very distinction between permanent and temporary migration is breaking down, and that we will soon be living in a world of “superdiversity” with a multitude of legal statuses that are neither wholly temporary nor wholly permanent, but rather have varying degrees and levels of conditionality and precariousness” and
(2) “I am far from sure that such a world is desirable. I am even less sure what would be the source of solidarity in such a world of liquid mobility”. Kymlicka’s phrasing expresses doubt about the correctness of the first diagnosis and disquiet about its consequences for solidarity.
However, there are two essential themes at play. Firstly, the changing nature of international migration and secondly, the issue of solidarity. [...]
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Engbersen, G.B.M. (2016). Floating populations, civic stratification and solidarity: Comment on Will Kymlicka’s article:“Solidarity in Diverse Societies”. Comparative Migration Studies, 4(8). doi:10.1186/s40878-016-0029-8