NIDID offers urgently needed ideas for an IDENTITY that transcends boundaries:

  1. We promote a concept of citizenship based not on the idea of primordial origin but on the model of the willensnation (nation-of-will).
  2. We critically engage with ethnocentric and culturalist interpretive approaches and encourage awareness of translocal similarities beyond national borders.
  3. We counteract stigmatization and exclusion based on ethnicity, class affiliation and religion.
  4. We set out to develop new approaches to conflict resolution and peace-building.