Citizenship in European Cities

Immigrants, Local Politics and Integration Policies

Author: Karen Kraal,Steven Vertovec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351951408

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 6271

There are relatively few books that provide comparative analysis of European cities in relation to immigrants and political participation. This fresh and insightful volume, from the same team that published Multicultural Policies and Modes of Citizenship in European Cities in 2001, analyzes how the presence of immigrants is perceived in politics, how this affects their status and how far minorities are able to (politically) participate in European cities. The comparative studies address the influence of (minority) politics, as well as that of migrant mediators and ethnic organizations on the participation of minorities. There are a variety of case studies from northern and southern Europe, offering insights into countries that differ in their modes of citizenship. The volume will be of specific interest to scholars, researchers and policy makers in migration, citizenship and multiculturalism, as well as a more general audience of sociologists, political sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and social geographers.

Citizenship in European Cities

Immigrants, Local Politics, and Integration Policies

Author: Professor of Transnational Anthropology Steven Vertovec,Karen Kraal,Marco Martiniello

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754642053

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 6203

There are relatively few books that provide comparative analysis of European cities in relation to immigrants and political participation. This fresh and insightful volume analyzes how the presence of immigrants is perceived in politics, how this affects

Multicultural Policies and Modes of Citizenship in European Cities

Author: Alisdair Rogers,Jean Tillie

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754615552

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 2949

Globalization is a dominant feature of the end of the 20th century. One phenomenon characterizing the contemporary world is the increase in international population movements. These massive population flows have been facilitated by a series of factors, such as the development of communication, transport, technologies and global networks which have significantly contributed to the increased immigration of refugee workers and their families to developed countires - particularly to Western European countries.

The New Muslim Elites in European Cities

Religion and Active Social Citizenship Amongst Young Organized Muslims in Brussels and London

Author: Konrad Pedziwiatr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783639270266

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 476

View: 6932

Islam in Western Europe ceases to be a religion of immigrants and is beginning to emerge as a religion of European born citizens. As a result of the acts of violence committed by Muslim believers on the continent and elsewhere there has been increased focus on Muslims in Europe, however, very little attention has been paid to the exploration of various dimensions of citizenship of young European Muslims. The book aims to fill this gap by uncovering what the emerging Muslim religious brokers or members of the new Muslim elites mean when they describe themselves as 'Muslim citizens' and by exploring relations between Islam and citizenship in two urban/national settings: one in which Muslims are mostly perceived as individuals (Brussels/Belgium) and one in which they are usually viewed as members of religious, ethnic or other social groups (London/Britain). It argues that the shift in the mobilisation of Islam in Europe from a politics of Muslim identity to the politics of Muslim citizenship is closely linked with the development of a civic consciousness among certain segments of the Muslim populations. The book is a must read for all students of European societies and their 'Islams'.

On Line Citizenship

Emerging Technologies for European Cities

Author: Eleonora Maria,Stefano Micelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387235493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 9856

On Line Citizenship discusses the evolutionary trends of cities in terms of e-government in the present and future technological scenario. The focus is on the transformation of the relationships between city administrations and citizens due to Information and Communication Technology. On a broad perspective, the book intends to present opportunities and threats in the development of on line citizenship in the framework of the European Union. On Line Citizenship gathers original contributions and documents presented at the International Conference On Line Citizenship - Emerging Technologies for European Cities promoted by Telecities-Eurocities and the City of Venice in co-operation with Venice International University and sponsored by SUN Microsystems, held in Venice, May 30-31, 2003. The work is complemented by multimedia presentations and speeches from the conference, available at (reserved area).

Lokale Integrationspolitik in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft

Migration und Integration als Herausforderung von Kommunen

Author: Frank Gesemann,Roland Roth

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531154275

Category: Social Science

Page: 719

View: 9076

Für die ökonomische, soziale und kulturelle Integration von Migrantinnen und Migranten sind Städte und Gemeinden als Orte des alltäglichen Zusammenlebens von zentraler Bedeutung. Die Erkenntnis, dass die Bundesrepublik zu einer Einwanderungsgesellschaft geworden ist, die von gelingender Zuwanderung profitieren kann, hat auf der kommunalen Ebene früh eingesetzt. Was oft als pragmatisches Improvisieren begann, wurde inzwischen an vielen Orten zu integrationspolitischen Gesamtkonzepten weiterentwickelt, in die alle kommunalen Handlungsfelder einbezogen sind. Dieser Band bietet eine erste umfassende und problemorientierte Bestandsaufnahme der kommunalen Integrationspolitik in Deutschland sowie ihrer aktuellen Stärken und Problemzonen. Ihre Politikfelder, Themen und Akteure werden im Detail vorgestellt. Ein Blick auf internationale Erfahrungen erweitert den Möglichkeitshorizont. Die Beiträge dieser Veröffentlichung haben einen doppelten Anspruch. Sie informieren einerseits zuverlässig über den Stand der wissenschaftlichen Debatte und halten andererseits Reflexions- und Praxiswissen für die verschiedenen Akteure des Integrationsgeschehens bereit.

Cities and Labour Immigration

Comparing Policy Responses in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Tel Aviv

Author: Mr Michael Alexander

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409490904

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7411

Using a unique analytical framework based on host–stranger relations, this book explores the response of cities to the arrival and settlement of labour immigrants. Comparing the local policies of four cities – Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Tel Aviv – Michael Alexander charts the development of migrant policies over time and situates them within the broader social context. Grounded in multi-city, multi-domain empirical findings, the work provides a fuller understanding of the interaction between cities and their migrant populations. Filling a gap in existing literature on migrant policy between national-level theorizing and local-level study, the book will provide an important basis for future research in the area.

Social Exclusion in European Cities

Processes, Experiences, and Responses

Author: Ali Madanipour,Göran Cars,Judith Allen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0117023728

Category: Architecture

Page: 301

View: 6727

Across Europe concern is rising over the disintegration of social relations and the growing number of people who are being socially excluded. social Exclustoin in European Cities, the first major study of this topic, provides a definition of social exclusion and looks at both the processes which cause it and the dimensions of the problem throughout Europe. The experiences of people living in areas or neighbourhoods with low rates of social integration are considered, illuminating the human impact of exclusion where it is most visible. Finally the contributors evaluate the various policy and community initiatives which are currently confronting the problem in a wide sample of European Cities on a variety of levels, from inform individual actions to supra-national European Union policy, and suggest new ways in which social exclusion could be tackled. With most large cities experiencing some degree of social exclusion, this is an important volume for all those working in the areas of regional policy, town planning, housing management, social work, community development, sociology, political science and urban studies.

Migrants and Cities

The Accommodation of Migrant Organizations in Europe

Author: Ms Margit Fauser

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409495000

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 3491

Migrants have organized at all times and in all cities and places. The processes of their accommodation, however, differ, with local authorities and other state institutions playing an important role in these processes. Offering comprehensive empirical insights both from recent sites of immigration in Southern Europe, as well as from places of more established immigration in the north, this book examines the accommodation of migrant organizations in different cities and the factors that affect this process. It thus sheds light on the manner in which the interplay of immigration regime, national integration policy and local responses shape the differing patterns and trajectories observed in the formation and action of migrant organizations across Europe.

Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought

Author: Paul Barry Clarke,Joe Foweraker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136908633

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

View: 1005

Containing almost 200 entries from 'accountability' to the 'Westminster model' the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought explores all the ideas that matter to democracy past, present and future. It is destined to become the first port-of-call for all students, teachers and researchers of political science interested in democratic ideas, democratic practice, and the quality of democratic governance. The Encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of all the key concepts of democratic thought written by a stellar team of distinguished international contributors. The Encyclopedia draws on every tradition of democratic thought, as well as developing new thinking, in order to provide full coverage of the key democratic concepts and engage with their practical implications for the conduct of democratic politics in the world today. In this way, it brings every kind of democratic thinking to bear on the challenges facing contemporary democracies and on the possibilities of the democratic future. The Encyclopedia is global in scope and responds in detail to the democratic revolution of recent decades. Referring both to the established democratic states of Western Europe, North America and Australasia, and to the recent democracies of Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa and Asia, classical democratic concerns are related to new democracies, and to important changes in the older democracies. Supplemented by full bibliographical information, extensive cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought is a unique work of reference combining the expertise of many of the world's leading political scientists, political sociologists and political philosophers. It will be welcomed as an essential resource for both teaching and for independent study, and as a solid starting point both for further research and wider exploration.

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Author: Jorgen S Nielsen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677534

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 2808

Analyses European Muslim communities' developing involvement in their political environment and related Muslim and public debates.

Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation

Author: Marco Martiniello,Jan Rath

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641602

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

View: 3717

"The editors have selected from both the grounding classics and the best new work to show how migration is transforming the rich democracies." Professor John Mollenkopf, The City University of New York --

Recasting the Social in Citizenship

Author: Engin Fahri Isin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080209757X

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

View: 6004

Engin F. Isin and the volume's contributors explore the social sites that have become objects of government, and considers how these subjects are sites of contestation, resistance, differentiation and identification.

Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe

Women's Movements, Gender and Diversity

Author: B. Halsaa,S. Roseneil,S. Sumer,Sevil Sümer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272155

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 2335

This book offers a ground-breaking analysis of how women's movements have been remaking citizenship in multicultural Europe. Presenting the findings of a large scale, multi-disciplinary cross-national feminist research project, FEMCIT, it develops an expanded, multi-dimensional understanding of citizenship as practice and experience.

Social Capital and Associations in European Democracies

A Comparative Analysis

Author: William A. Maloney,Sigrid Rossteutscher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134128916

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 4194

This unique book offers an empirical assessment of how social and political involvement relates to theories of citizenship and democracy, providing a detailed comparative assessment of the potential that voluntary organizations offer citizens for social and political participation in several European countries. The coherent chapters, written by leading European researchers, examine the participatory opportunities offered by a wide and diverse variety of voluntary associations and provides a comparative perspective on the role, structure and functions of associations in six medium-sized European cities – Aalborg (Denmark), Aberdeen (UK), Bern (Switzerland), Enschede (the Netherlands), Mannheim (Germany) and Sabadell (Spain). This book has a companion volume entitled Citizenship and Involvement in European Democracies edited by Jan van Deth, José Ramón Montero and Anders Westholm (Routledge, 2006). Both volumes will be of great interest to students and researchers of European politics, comparative politics and sociology.

Citizenship and Ethnicity

The Growth and Development of a Democratic Multiethnic Institution

Author: Feliks Gross

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309328

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 1446

Today, all industrialized states are multinational. However, as Political Sociologist Feliks Gross points out, there remains considerable debate and experimentation on how to organize a multiethnic, democratic, and humane state. In the past, minorities were usually formed as a consequence of conquest or migration; minorities tended to have an inferior status, subordinated to the ruling, dominant ethnic class. Only Rome and the United States provide examples of successful multiethnic states of continental dimensions. Gross examines various types of multiethnic states as well as their early origins and prospects for success.

Cities of Europe

Changing Contexts, Local Arrangement and the Challenge to Urban Cohesion

Author: Yuri Kazepov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444399497

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 6104

Cities of Europe is a unique combination of book and CD-ROM examining the effects of recent socio-economic transformations on western European cities. A unique combination of book and CD-ROM examining the effects of recent socio-economic transformations on western European cities. Focuses on the interplay between segregation, social exclusion and governance issues in these cities. Takes a comparative approach by highlighting the specifics of European cities vis-à-vis other urban contexts and analysing the intra-European differences. The CD-ROM features a series of 2,000 photographs from seventeen cities (Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Bucharest, Helsinki, London, Milan, Naples, New York, Paris, Rotterdam, Tirana, Turin, and Utrecht). Also features 126 thematic maps, interviews with established scholars, and literature reviews. The book and the CD-ROM are linked through an extensive cross-referencing system.

Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Author: Beaumont, Justin,Cloke, Paul

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847428355

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 4531

At a time of heightened neoliberal globalisation and crisis, welfare state retrenchment and desecularisation of society, amid uniquely European controversies over immigration, integration and religious-based radicalism, this timely book explores the role played by faith-based organisations (FBOs), which are growing in importance in the provision of social services in the European context. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the contributions to the volume present original research examples and a pan-European perspective to assess the role of FBOs in combating poverty and various expressions of exclusion and social distress in cities across Europe. This significant and highly topical volume should become a vital reference source for the burgeoning number of studies that are likely follow and will make essential reading for students and academics in social policy, sociology, geography, politics, urban studies and theology/ religious studies.