Angry Second-generation Immigrants

Last year we witnessed surprising riots and fire in the streets of Stockholm, largely perpetrated by young men whose families originated in the Maghreb region of Africa. This is in Sweden, where official multiculturalism has…

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Diaspora Diary: Emigrants can be spoilers in conflict resolution

Politically-mobilized diaspora communities have the potential to act as “spoilers’” in conflict resolution and post-war reconciliation in their home countries, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva has said. Ravinatha Aryasinha told the first-ever…

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Bringing Sociology and Geography to Immigration

Thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, “Committing Sociology” has acquired a certain cachet. “Add Committing Geography to the mix,” says Harald Bauder, the academic director at the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS).  The…

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