1st Edition

Cities and Labour Immigration
Comparing Policy Responses in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Tel Aviv

ISBN 9780815388050
Published November 29, 2017 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Strangers at the city gates; Host-stranger relations in theory and practice; Local policies toward migrants - a typology; Rome: from non-policy to delegation; Tel Aviv: the limits of liberalism in a guestworker regime; Paris: a century of assimilation; Amsterdam: pluralism and its discontents; Summary and conclusions; Appendix: list of interviews; Bibliography; Index.

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