Cities and Labour Immigration: Comparing Policy Responses in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Tel Aviv, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cities and Labour Immigration

Comparing Policy Responses in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Tel Aviv, 1st Edition

By Michael Alexander


256 pages

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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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration