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Governing European Cities

Social Fragmentation, Social Exclusion and Urban, 1st Edition

By Hans Thor Andersen

Edited by Ronald van Kempen


358 pages

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This title was first published in 2001. This volume is a result of the action COST A9 "Civitas - Transformation of European Cities and Urban Governance", launched in 1995, which looks at the emergence of the urban question. The COST framework is a European mechanism to provide scientific and technical assistance for national research programmes. The text covers the change in the importance of European cities and analyzes how each city re-formulates its policies and methods of governing in response to these changes. This text is to analyze the new forms of urban governance using three points of view, a statistical approach, an economic approach and a sociological approach. This book tackles the fragmentation and social exclusion that occurs in urban society and explores the different forms it takes throughout Europe. It also presents some strategies to combat or at least regulate this fragmentation, to ensure a united European city.

Table of Contents

1. Social Fragmentation, Social Exclusion, and Urban Governance: An Introduction, Hans Thor Andersen and Ronald van Kempen. 2. European Urban Governance in Fragmented Societies, Jurgen Friedrichs and Jan Vranken. 3. Social Exclusion: The Importance of Context, Ronald van Kempen. 4. Unravelling the Social Strands of Poverty: Differentiation, Fragmentation, Inequality, and Exclusion, Jan Vranken. 5. Partnerships and Democracy: A Happy Couple in Urban Governance, Ingemar Elander and Maurice Blanc. 6. Global and Local Determinants of Social Exclusion; Amsterdam versus Rotterdam, Jack Burgers and Sako Musterd. 7. Spaces of Socialization and Social Network Competition: A Study of Neighbourhood Effects in Stockholm, Sweden, Roger Andersson. 8. Urban Revitalization Transforms Urban Governments: The Cases of Dortmund and Duisburg, Germany, Jurgen Friedrichs. 9. Income Inequalities and Socio-economic Segregation in Oslo: Governance by the Market. 10. The New Urban Politics of Europe: The Area-based Approach to Regeneration Policy, Hans Thor Andersen. 11. Urban Policies and Programmes against Social Exclusion and Fragmentation: Danish Experiences, Hans Kristensen. 12. Immigration to Vienna and Munich: Similarities and Differences, Heinz Fassmann and Ursula Reeger. 13. Decentralization and Urban Governance in Barcelona, Andres Walliser. 14. Urban Fragmentation and Revitalization Policies in France: A New Urban Governance in the Making, Claude Jacquier. 15. Urban Governance against Social Exclusion and Social Fragmentation: Some Final Remarks, Hans Thor Andersen and Ronald van Kempen.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General