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City in Sight: Dutch Dealings with Urban Change (Amsterdam by Jan Willem Duyvendak, Frank Hendriks, Mies van Niekerk

By Jan Willem Duyvendak, Frank Hendriks, Mies van Niekerk

Urban in Sight provides fresh scholarship at the a number of matters dealing with today’s Dutch metropolitan components, together with immigration and the becoming range one of the city inhabitants, city restructuring and local renewal, shifts in city governance, and the merchandising of lively citizenship. With its wealth of knowledge and up to date learn, this article is going to attract students of city politics and social heritage from all around the globe.

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Arguably, contact on the job is more intense than just living together in the same neighborhood (cf. Ellis et al. 2004). If so, working together demands more mutual accommodation than just residing in the same neighborhood, which brings us to our third finding which also asks for an explanation. That third finding is that, surprisingly, the share of non-Western immigrants in the population of urban neighborhoods does not have an effect on ethnocentrism. The two competing theories, one claiming that an immigrant influx leads to more ethnocentrism as the native populations feels threatened by it, and the other arguing that it leads to less ethnocentrism among natives for it yields increased understanding, can be rejected – at least when it comes to ethnocentrism concerning the distribution of scarce economic resources.

815 (3 df; 5% two-sided), to be a significant improvement in relation to the former model. 2 Unraveling Neighborhood Effects: Evidence from Two European Welfare States Sako Musterd and Fenne M. Pinkster Introduction In the last decades social mixing programs have become a key ingredient of urban policy throughout Europe. There are important political motives for paying attention to ‘the neighborhood’: neighborhoods of poverty in cities in Western Europe and North America have been the stage of riots and unrest for more than three decades now and recent examples in Leeds/Bradford and the French urban banlieues are fresh in many people’s memories.

The line of reasoning here is rather straightforward: the more members of minority groups flock into a neighborhood, the more threatening this will be in the eyes of the native population. The other theoretical perspective stresses the opposite: the more members of minority groups there are in a neighborhood, the more ethnocentrism of natives will decrease. The explanation being that living in ethnically diverse neighborhoods implies meeting different people and because of these interethnic contacts, mutual understanding, or at least a form of interethnic accommodation, will develop.

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