|Editor||Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society|
Sweden is a multicultural country with diverse ethnic groups, well known for its democratic values and often referred to as one of the leading countries in gender equality. However, equal opportunities across the ethnic barriers are more complicated to evaluate, since the discourse of ethnic identity is so diverse. Segregating mechanisms can be found in various places within the public arena, and finding a way to eliminate factors that contribute to a widespread ‘us’ and ‘them’ repertoire is a constant challenge. The question is why these patterns of fragmental groupings emerge and how this affects the most exposed social groups in society.