Multikultūralizmo kontekstualizavimas, sampratos įvairovė ir modeliai
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All societies feel the phenomenon of multiculturalism in today’s world to a certain degree. Collision between people with different cultures and different experiences become trivial, routine events. Multiculturalism may be a cause for an economic and cultural developments or otherwise be a cause of social conflicts. This will depend on how the country sees this phenomenon and is prepared to face it. In order to understand multiculturalism as a phenomenon of reality it is important to realize that it is an inevitable result of the evolution of humanity. It is possible to arrive at this conclusion through the analysis of the processes of erosion of the nation-state, of globalization and of the formation and prosperity of network societies. It is still important to understand that the concept of multiculturalism is characterized by its multifacetedness and focuses on the fact that people from different cultures, histories, and experiences share the same space. This concept also comprises all questions and answers that lie beneath the laconic description of multiculturalism viewed as a political project. How are the relationships between the natives and new arrivals developing? How should politicians react? Should new citizens be tolerated or isolated, or, perhaps, assimilated? There isn’t a universal answer to multiculturalism because the comprehension of this problem also isn’t universal. This comprehension depends on the experiences and political-cultural reality of the country.
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