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Cities And Labour Immigration: Comparing Policy Responses in by Michael Alexander

By Michael Alexander

Utilizing a special analytical framework in accordance with host-stranger family members, this e-book explores the reaction of towns to the coming and cost of labour immigrants. evaluating the neighborhood regulations of 4 towns - Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Tel Aviv - the booklet charts the advance of migrant rules in towns through the years, and situates them in the broader social context. The e-book fills a spot in latest literature on migrant coverage, among national-level theorizing and local-level learn. Grounded in multi-city, multi-domain empirical findings, it offers the root for extra comparative learn and a fuller figuring out of the interplay among towns and their migrant populations.

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What lay behind Amsterdam’s policy of ignoring 10 See also Short 1988 on the ‘bunker architecture’ of the London Docklands, Soja 1989 on the ‘urban citadels’ of Los Angeles, and Cooke 1988. 11 Boal (1978) suggests three traditional forms of segregation in the city: the ‘colony’ (an immigrant community characterized by temporary segregation prior to their assimilation), the ‘enclave’ (an ethnic community characterized by a certain degree of segregation which is in part voluntary), and the ‘ghetto’ (a stabilized socio-spatial form characterized by a high degree of segregation forced on it by the host society).

Can we identify certain trajectories of local policymaking, evolving from one response type to another over time? Do these trajectories repeat in different cities? In which policy domains and issue areas are local responses articulated, and which appear to be the most significant? Second, how are local migrant policies shaped by what we define as local host-stranger relations? Specifically, what is the role of local authority attitudes and expectations regarding the labour migrant presence, in the development of local migrant policies?

E. measures for the general public – as long as these significantly affect migrants (Vermeulen 1997: 9; cf. Hammar 1985). More specifically, the case studies in the book cover those policy areas that reveal something about local authority attitudes 3 In some municipalities, city districts represent another tier of local government that may also promote its own policies toward migrants (see Chapter 7). Local Policies Toward Migrants 39 toward migrants. Thus, transport policies are excluded while urban renovation (both indirect) are included.

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