NIDID offers urgently needed ideas for an IDENTITY that transcends boundaries:
- We promote a concept of citizenship based not on the idea of primordial origin but on the model of the willensnation (nation-of-will).
- We critically engage with ethnocentric and culturalist interpretive approaches and encourage awareness of translocal similarities beyond national borders.
- We counteract stigmatization and exclusion based on ethnicity, class affiliation and religion.
- We set out to develop new approaches to conflict resolution and peace-building.