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The Intercultural Dialogue Index (ICDI): an index for assessing intercultural relations

Mansouri, Fethi and Elias, Amanuel 2021, The Intercultural Dialogue Index (ICDI): an index for assessing intercultural relations, Social indicators research, pp. 1-43, doi: 10.1007/s11205-021-02616-8.

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Title The Intercultural Dialogue Index (ICDI): an index for assessing intercultural relations
Author(s) Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi orcid.org/0000-0002-4120-9391
Elias, Amanuel
Journal name Social indicators research
Start page 1
End page 43
Total pages 43
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Publication date 2021
ISSN 0303-8300
1573-0921
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Sociology
Intercultural dialogue
Interculturalism
Multiculturalism
Super-diversity
Index
Summary Intercultural dialogue (ICD) refers to a process of contact, interaction and exchange of views on the basis of equality, respect, and mutual understanding between individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. A large body of research has discussed ICD and its potential value for fostering social cohesion and peaceful coexistence across difference. However, there is a lack of robust benchmark data that precludes researchers and practitioners from empirically testing assumptions and hypotheses pertaining to ICD. This article discusses the development of the Intercultural Dialogue Index (ICDI), a proposed composite index for measuring the extent to which ICD is being pursued and implemented as a diversity management tool within different countries. The index builds on the conceptual assumptions underpinning ICD, uses publicly accessible data, and applies methods that allow for replication, upgrading and comparability with relevant indices. This article assesses ICD prevalence for 51 countries based on three interrelated dimensions covering legislative and structural environments as well as opportunities for intercultural encounters. Altogether, 31 indicators across the three dimensions are identified and grouped under 10 broad components to capture both macro- and micro-level factors affecting ICD and intergroup relationships nationally and globally. The article briefly summarises some preliminary ICDI findings and discusses key methodological constraints and conceptual challenges. Theoretical and practical implications of ICDI are also provided.
Notes Article In-Press
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11205-021-02616-8
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Field of Research 1402 Applied Economics
1503 Business and Management
1608 Sociology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30147820

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