Our Compelling Interests: The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society

Publication date: 
October, 2016
Source(s): 
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Our Compelling Interests: The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society 

It is clear that in our society today, issues of diversity and social connectedness remain deeply unresolved and can lead to crisis and instability.

The major demographic changes taking place in America make discussions about such issues all the more imperative.

Our Compelling Interests engages this conversation and demonstrates that diversity is an essential strength that gives nations a competitive edge.

This inaugural volume of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Our Compelling Interests series illustrates that a diverse population offers our communities a prescription for thriving now and in the future.

This landmark essay collection begins with a powerful introduction situating the demographic transitions reshaping American life, and the contributors present a broad-ranging look at the value of diversity to democracy and civil society...

Find More By

Resource type 
Related Organizations