Inter-group Relations and Migrant Integration in European Cities

Changing Neighbourhoods

Author: Ferruccio Pastore,Irene Ponzo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319230964

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This open access book presents a comparative analysis of intergroup relations and migrant integration at the neighbourhood level in Europe. Featuring a unique collection of portraits of urban relations between the majority population and immigrant minorities, it examines how relations are structured and evolve in different and increasingly diverse local societies. Inside, readers will find a coordinated set of ethnographic studies conducted in eleven neighbourhoods of five European cities: London, Barcelona, Budapest, Nuremberg, and Turin. The wide-ranging coverage encompasses post-industrial districts struggling to counter decline, vibrant super-diverse areas, and everything in between. Featuring highly contextualised, cross-disciplinary explorations presented within a solid comparative framework, this book considers such questions as: Why does the native-immigrant split become a tense boundary in some neighbourhoods of some European cities but not in others? To what extent are ethnically framed conflicts driven by site-specific factors or instead by broader, exogenous ones? How much does the structure of urban spaces count in fuelling inter-ethnic tensions and what can local policy communities do to prevent this? The answers it provides are based on a multi-layer approach which combines in-depth analysis of intergroup relations with a strong attention towards everyday categorization processes, media representations, and narratives on which local policies are based. Even though the relations between the majority and migrant minorities are a central topic, the volume also offers readers a broader perspective of social and urban transformation in contemporary urban settings. It provides insightful research on migration and urban studies as well as social dynamics that scholars and students around the world will find relevant. In addition, policy makers will find evidence-based and practically relevant lessons for the governance of increasingly diverse and mobile societies.
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Migrant Integration in Times of Economic Crisis

Policy Responses from European and North American Global Cities

Author: Patrick R. Ireland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319581007

Category: Political Science

Page: 117

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This book examines how the severe economic downturn following the 2007-2008 financial crisis affected the structural integration and quality of life of urban migrants in Europe and North America. It compares the experiences of migrants from Poland, Romania, Serbia, Pakistan, and Ghana in five similar, secondary global cities of Hamburg (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Chicago (USA), Toronto (Ontario, Canada), and Montréal (Québec, Canada) over the period of 2000-2015. The work uses statistical analysis to gauge changes in residential segregation and structural integration (such as unemployment, poverty, and social assistance rates). It then provides qualitative analyses of individual city neighborhoods where the target migrant groups have settled, exploring each community's unique evolution and the ambivalent impact that local policy responses have had on their quality of life. With this study, researchers, instructors, students, and policymakers with an interest in migration, urban development, and global cities will be far more knowledgeable of both the potential and limits of policy efforts.
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The Routledge Handbook of the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities

Author: Tiziana Caponio,Peter Scholten,Ricard Zapata-Barrero

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135110845X

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

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How have immigration and diversity shaped urban life and local governance? The Routledge Handbook to the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities focuses on the ways migration and diversity have transformed cities, and how cities have responded to the challenges and opportunities offered. Strengthening the relevance of the city as a crucial category for the study of migration policy and migration flows, the book is divided into five parts: • Migration, history and urban life • Local politics and political participation • Local policies of migration and diversity • Superdiverse cities • Divided cities and border cities. Grounded in the European debate on "the local turn" in the study of migration policy, as contrasted to the more traditional focus on the nation-state, the handbook also brings together contributions from North America, South America, Asia and the Middle East and contributors from a wide range of disciplines. It is a valuable resource for students and scholars working in political science, policy studies, history, sociology, urban studies and geography.
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Andere Märkte

Zur Architektur der informellen Ökonomie

Author: Peter Mörtenböck,Helge Mooshammer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839435978

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Weltweit gesehen gilt die Hälfte aller ökonomischen Aktivitäten als informell. In Zeiten der globalen Unsicherheit wird heute immer mehr darauf gesetzt, die produktive Energie von Informalität zu integrieren, um wirtschaftliches Wachstum und sozialen Zusammenhalt abzusichern. Informelle Marktplätze und die zahlreichen Konflikte rund um deren Räume und Konventionen bilden sowohl Schauplatz als auch Steuerungsmoment dieser Entwicklung. Von Märkten der Überlebensökonomie bis zum inszenierten ökonomischen Anderssein spürt dieses Buch den Diskursen und Akteuren, Widersprüchen und Potenzialen nach, die neue Formen von Informalität vorantreiben.
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City in Sight

Dutch Dealings with Urban Change

Author: Jan Willem Duyvendak,Frank Hendriks,Mies van Niekerk

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641696

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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This book highlights the latest urban research in the Netherlands. From urban citizenship and civic participation to immigrant integration and urban governance, "City in sight" provides valuable new perspectives on and insightful analysis of urban transformations and challenges in Dutch cities.
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Immigrant Adaptation in Multi-ethnic Societies

Canada, Taiwan, and the United States

Author: Eric Fong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415628547

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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As a result of international immigration, ethnic diversity has increased rapidly in many countries, not only in major cities, but also in smaller cities. This trend is not limited to the traditional immigrant receiving countries, such as the United States and Canada, but occurs also in many other countries where doors are gradually opening to immigration, especially in Asia. This combination of a growing immigrant population and ethnic diversity has fostered a more complex immigrant integration process. This book addresses the subject at the city ecological level, inter-group level, and individual level. It contributes to the understanding of immigrant adaptation in a multi-ethnic context, brings Asian perspectives into the discussion of immigration and race and ethnic relations, and will serve as a basis for future study of immigrant adaptation in a multi-ethnic context.
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Deutschland schafft sich ab

Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen

Author: Thilo Sarrazin

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641048982

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Thilo Sarrazin beschreibt mit seiner profunden Erfahrung aus Politik und Verwaltung die Folgen, die sich für Deutschlands Zukunft aus der Kombination von Geburtenrückgang, problematischer Zuwanderung und wachsender Unterschicht ergeben. Er will sich nicht damit abfinden, dass Deutschland nicht nur älter und kleiner, sondern auch dümmer und abhängiger von staatlichen Zahlungen wird. Sarrazin sieht genau hin, seine Analyse schont niemanden. Er zeigt ganz konkret, wie wir die Grundlagen unseres Wohlstands untergraben und so den sozialen Frieden und eine stabile Gesellschaft aufs Spiel setzen. Deutschland läuft Gefahr, in einen Alptraum zu schlittern. Dass das so ist, weshalb das so ist und was man dagegen tun kann, davon handelt dieses Buch.
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The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe

Author: U. Korkut,G. Bucken-Knapp,A. McGarry,J. Hinnfors,H. Drake

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137310901

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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This book engages with politics and political discourse that relate to and qualify immigration in Europe. It brings together empirical analysis of immigration both topically and contextually, and interprets such empirical evidence with the use of policy and discursive analyses as methodological tools. Thematically, this volume focuses on how discourse and politics operate in issue areas as varied as immigrant integration and multilevel governance, Roma immigration and their respective securitization, the uses of language in determination of asylum applications, gendered immigrants in informal economy, perceptions of integration by the migrants, economic interests and economic nationalism stimulating immigration choices, ideology and entry policies, and asylum processes and the institutional evolution of immigration systems. These issues are analyzed with empirical evidence investigating the discursive formulation of immigration systems in political contexts such as the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Turkey, Switzerland, Scandinavian states, and Finland.
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Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration [4 volumes]

Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration

Author: Elliott Robert Barkan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884220X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1931

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This encyclopedia is a unique collection of entries covering the arrival, adaptation, and integration of immigrants into American culture from the 1500s to 2010. • Recent immigration and naturalization data from the 2010 U.S. Census • Excerpts from American laws and customs • A chronology of migration to the United States between 1500 to 2010
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Annuaire Europeen 1999/European Yearbook 1999

Author: Francis Rosenstiel,Edith Lejard-Boutsavath,Jean-Jacques Martz

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041116772

Category: Political Science

Page: 1

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The "European Yearbook" promotes the scientific study of nineteen European supranational organisations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Each volume contains a detailed survey of the history, structure and yearly activities of each organisation and an up-to-date chart providing a clear overview of the member states of each organisation. Each volume contains a comprehensive bibliography covering the year's relevant publications. This is an indispensable work of reference for anyone dealing with the European institutions.
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Public Space and the Challenges of Urban Transformation in Europe

Author: Ali Madanipour,Sabine Knierbein,Aglaée Degros

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134738242

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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European cities are changing rapidly in part due to the process of de-industrialization, European integration and economic globalization. Within those cities public spaces are the meeting place of politics and culture, social and individual territories, instrumental and expressive concerns. Public Space and the Challenges of Urban Transformation in Europe investigates how European city authorities understand and deal with their public spaces, how this interacts with market forces, social norms and cultural expectations, whether and how this relates to the needs and experiences of their citizens, exploring new strategies and innovative practices for strengthening public spaces and urban culture. These questions are explored by looking at 13 case studies from across Europe, written by active scholars in the area of public space and organized in three parts: strategies, plans and policies multiple roles of public space and everyday life in the city. This book is essential reading for students and scholars interested in the design and development of public space. The European case studies provide interesting examples and comparisons of how cities deal with their public space and issues of space and society.
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Measuring Immigrant Integration

Diversity in a European City

Author: Peter Reinsch

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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"Peter Reinsch takes an essentially normative step by ranking residents according to their realization of three personal goals: self-reliance, contentment and sociability. These goals presumably reflect local objectives characteristic of the tolerant vision so often propagated in Dutch debates and policies. A broad selection of survey measures are then reviewed that represent divergent clarifications for immigrant integration. The book provides social observers with numerous guidelines to help systematize and ameliorate their analyses of the integration process, a process crucial for the future of European cities."--BOOK JACKET.
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Immigration and Conflict in Europe

Author: Rafaela M. Dancygier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139490494

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Contemporary debates give the impression that the presence of immigrants necessarily spells strife. Yet as Immigration and Conflict in Europe shows, the incidence of conflict involving immigrants and their descendants has varied widely across groups, cities, and countries. The book presents a theory to account for this uneven pattern, explaining why we observe clashes between immigrants and natives in some locations but not in others and why some cities experience confrontations between immigrants and state actors while others are spared from such conflicts. The book addresses how economic conditions interact with electoral incentives to account for immigrant-native and immigrant-state conflict across groups and cities within Great Britain as well as across Germany and France. It highlights the importance of national immigration regimes and local political economies in shaping immigrants' economic position and political behavior, demonstrating how economic and electoral forces, rather than cultural differences, determine patterns of conflict and calm.
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Residential Segregation Patterns of Latinos in the United States, 1990–2000

Author: Michael E Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135864519

Category: Political Science

Page: 142

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Historically, residential segregation of Latinos has generally been seen as a result of immigration and the process of self-segregation into ethnic enclaves. The only theoretical exception to ethnic enclave Latino segregation has been the structural inequality related to Latinos that have a high degree of African ancestry. This study of the 331 metropolitan area in the United States between 1990 and 2000 shows that Latinos are facing structural inequalities outside of the degree of African ancestry. The results of the author's research suggest that Latino segregation is due to the mobility of Latinos and structural barriers in wealth creation due to limited housing equity and limited occupational mobility. In addition, Latino suburbanization appears to be a segregation force rather than an integration force. This study also shows that Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans have different experiences with residential segregation. Residential segregation of Cubans does not appear to be a problem in the U.S. Puerto Ricans continue to be the most segregated Latino sub-group and inequality is a large factor in Puerto Rican segregation. A more in-depth analysis reveals that the Puerto Rican experience is bifurcated between the older highly segregated enclaves where inequality is a large problem and new enclaves where inequality and segregation are not an issue. The Mexican residential segregation experience reflects that immigration and mobility are important factors but previous theorists have underestimated the barriers Mexicans face in obtaining generational wealth and moving from the ethnic enclave into the American mainstream.
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Citizenship in European Cities

Immigrants, Local Politics, and Integration Policies

Author: Rinus Penninx

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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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 their status and how far minorities are able to (politically) participate in European cities.
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