Multiculturalism

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The European Council's poster for the The European Treaty of Regional or Minority Languages. Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark have all ratified it. Iceland has signed it but is yet to ratify it (as of February 2019).

2019.02.08 | Article, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Minorities, Multiculturalism, University of Oslo

Minority languages in the Nordics

Linguistic minorities have existed for centuries, such as the Finns and Sami in Sweden. Since 1960s minority languages have often been associated with immigration. Since 2000 and even before, policies with regard to minority languages have ranged from assimilation on the one hand, where the majority language is a necessity, to multicultural…

Caption from The Foreign Workers' Journal (Fremmedarbejderbladet), a monthly newspaper aimed at foreign workers in Denmark in different languages from 1972. Copyright: Adjs [CC BY-SA 4.0], Wikimedia

2019.02.07 | Article, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Minorities, Multiculturalism, University of Oslo

Ethnic minorities in the Nordic countries

A minority is a clearly distinguishable group or category of people who comprise less than half of a national population. Minorities in the Nordic region include the indigenous people the Sami, national minorities, such as Germans in Southern Denmark, immigrants from other Nordic and neighbouring countries as well as further afield, and other…

Several women holding a banner reading "vores hjem" (our home) at a demonstration against the so called 'ghetto list', Copenhagen September 2018. Photo: Nicola Witcombe.

2019.01.16 | Article, Nicola Witcombe, Public policy, Multiculturalism, Aarhus University

Compulsory childcare in socially marginalised areas in Denmark

In Denmark, according to a law passed in December 2018, parents who live in certain designated areas (dubbed 'ghettos') have to send their children from the age of one to nursery. The initiative is part of an effort to increase integration and illustrates several important aspects of a Nordic, state-run nursery system and Nordic society generally.…

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