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Barcelona, the condition of a citizen.


WHILE ORGANISATIONS STRENGTHEN, DIFFERENCES IN RIGHTS MAY LESSEN: Associationism is a strengthening factor for connections. It may constitute a mechanism of mere reencounter and even reactive nostalgia if it simply positions itself as the withdrawal of a specific collective within itself. In general terms, however, the associative fabric increases the possibilities of connection of newly arrived people with the economic, social, cultural and political networks of a city. However, this ability to connect may find itself lessened when the social and political rights of migrants are not recognised. A lack of rights, if long lasting, contributes to social asymmetry.

 

 
 

It disconnects and takes away responsibilities by favouring the split between activities aimed at subsistence itself and those aimed at achieving a more complete incorporation into the city and the country. The existence of inequalities in legal conditions between the inhabitants of the same metropolis may result in a destabilising factor that limits the projection of the city towards the future.