There are relatively few books that provide comparative analysis of European cities in relation to immigrants and political participation. This fresh and insightful volume, from the same team that published Multicultural Policies and Modes of Citizenship in European Cities in 2001, analyzes how the presence of immigrants is perceived in politics, how this affects their status and how far minorities are able to (politically) participate in European cities. The comparative studies address the influence of (minority) politics, as well as that of migrant mediators and ethnic organizations on the participation of minorities. There are a variety of case studies from northern and southern Europe, offering insights into countries that differ in their modes of citizenship. The volume will be of specific interest to scholars, researchers and policy makers in migration, citizenship and multiculturalism, as well as a more general audience of sociologists, political sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and social geographers.
’This book offers exciting new research on a subject of highest relevance for the future of the city. It sets new standards in methodological and analytical terms by offering a series of rigorously designed comparisons within and across European countries. The results are surprising and will stimulate research for years to come.’ Professor Andreas Wimmer, University of California Los Angeles, USA ’This collection is a valuable addition to expert literature...an excellent volume...’ Ethnic and Racial Studies