Through an international comparative research, this unique book examines ethnic residential segregation patterns in relation to the wider society and mechanisms of social division of space in Western European regions.
- Focuses on eight Southern European cities, develops new metaphors and furthers the theorisation/conceptualisation of segregation in Europe
- Re-centres the segregation debate on the causes of marginalisation and inequality, and the role of the state in these processes
- A pioneering analysis of which and how systemic mechanisms, contextual conditions, processes and changes drive patterns of ethnic segregation and forms of socio-ethnic differentiation
- Develops an innovative inter-disciplinary approach which explores ethnic patterns in relation to European welfare regimes, housing systems, immigration waves, and labour systems
Keywords: ethnic residential segregation patterns; society; social division; Western Europe; Southern Europe; cities; segregation; urban theory; urban policy; marginalization; inequality; welfare regimes; housing systems; immigration; labour systems; urban diaspora, Human Geography, Urban Sociology, Human Geography, Urban Sociology