Citizenship and Religion in a multicultural society: a new clash of identities in Italy and Europe

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Citizenship and Religion in a multicultural society: a new clash of identities in Italy and Europe

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Italian Culture, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    In recent years, European societies have become increasingly pluralistic and religiously diverse. In particular, the influx of migrants coming from the nearby regions from North Africa, Middle East and the Balkans has determined an unprecedented variety of cultures and religions in Italy and in Europe.This situation has been challenging our view of citizenship, public space and common goods. Besides the risk of cultural and social conflicts, the current situation represents a unique occasion to reflect on crucial features of social life as well as to engage a transformative public debate with old and new neighbours. The course explores perspectives that philosophers and political theorists have been articulating to understand the dynamics of these changes and the new role of citizenship in an age of unprecedented religious and cultural diversity.

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