Migrants have organized at all times and in all cities and places. The processes of their accommodation, however, differ, with local authorities and other state institutions playing an important role in these processes. Offering comprehensive empirical insights both from recent sites of immigration in Southern Europe, as well as from places of more established immigration in the north, this book examines the accommodation of migrant organizations in different cities and the factors that affect this process. It thus sheds light on the manner in which the interplay of immigration regime, national integration policy and local responses shape the differing patterns and trajectories observed in the formation and action of migrant organizations across Europe.
Margit Fauser is a researcher and lecturer in the faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany
'This rich and thorough analysis skilfully locates the city level in its wider political-institutional contexts and moves beyond the dichotomy between the local and transnational focus on migrant organizations. An important book for anyone interested in new insights and perspectives on the relationship between migrants and cities, this is a most welcome contribution to the understanding of processes of migrant accommodation in Europe.' Eva Ã˜stergaard-Nielsen, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain