BARI 2017 Workshop
Governing Diversity in the 21st Century: The Quest for National Unity and Contested Accommodation of Minorities in Heterogeneous States
This workshop is organized by BARI- Global Network and it si co-hosted by Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. The workshop will take place on September, 21-22, 2017 at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Diversity and unity are frequently assumed to be mutually exclusive concepts. The question of how to simultaneously govern diverse populations and ensure stability has been at the core of political thought from ancient times to the present. This workshop will focus on how contemporary societies and governments respond to diversity and majority-minority relations.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together a community of scholars, researchers and practitioners to share their work and support development in the field. The workshop will be a great chance for participants to get feedback on their work, to create ties and encourage further collaboration.

The workshop will focus on following themes:
  • Nationality, ethnicity, and identity
  • Constitutional design and institutional policies for governing diversity
  • Diversity and minority accommodation, strategies, and policies
  • Diversity, conflict, and violence
  • Inequalities, social exclusion, and discrimination.