1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities

ISBN 9780815363705
Published September 3, 2018 by Routledge
380 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

How have immigration and diversity shaped urban life and local governance?

The Routledge Handbook to the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities focuses on the ways migration and diversity have transformed cities, and how cities have responded to the challenges and opportunities offered. Strengthening the relevance of the city as a crucial category for the study of migration policy and migration flows, the book is divided into five parts:

• Migration, history and urban life

• Local politics and political participation

• Local policies of migration and diversity

• Superdiverse cities

• Divided cities and border cities.

Grounded in the European debate on "the local turn" in the study of migration policy, as contrasted to the more traditional focus on the nation-state, the handbook also brings together contributions from North America, South America, Asia and the Middle East and contributors from a wide range of disciplines. It is a valuable resource for students and scholars working in political science, policy studies, history, sociology, urban studies and geography.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Tiziana Caponio, Peter Scholten and Ricard Zapata-Barrero

PART I: Migration, history and urban life (Introduction)

Chapter 2: Migration: a historical perspective. European port cities as a case study

Paul van de Laar

Chapter 3: Urban migration histories

Marlou Schrover

Chapter 4: Learning from history: city governance of migration and diversity in Britain and Germany

Sarah Hackett

Chapter 5: Creating succesful, diverse cities: what role can cultural institutions play?

Peggy Levitt

Chapter 6: Migrant entrepreneurship and cities. New opportunities, newcomers, new issues

Robert Kloosterman


PART II: Local Politics and Political Participation (Introduction)

Chapter 7: Participation of migrants in European cities: patterns of civic and political engagement

Katia Pilati and Laura Morales

Chapter 8: Local politics and immigration: mobilising immigrant associations beyond small-scale cities

Juan Carlos Triviño-Salazar

Chapter 9: Political systems, parties and diversity. The case of Amsterdam

Floris Vermeulen

Chapter 10: How do local actors promote civic participation of immigrants? Approaches to integration and local dynamics

Teresa Cappiali

Chapter 11: Warsaw: a new immigration city in search of its integration policy towards newcomers

Maciej Duszczyk, Dominika Pszczółkowska and Dominik Wach


PART III: Local policies of migration and diversity (Introduction)

Chapter 12: Global cities and multilevel immigration governance in Latin America

Felipe Amin Filomeno

Chapter 13: The worlds apart? Multilevel governance and the gap between national and local integration policies

Peter Scholten

Chapter 14: City immigrant affair offices in the United States: taking local control of immigrant integration

Els de Graauw

Chapter 15: City networks on migration between multilevel governance of migration: towards a research agenda

Tiziana Caponio

Chapter 16: City governance of migration and diversity; interculturalism as a city policy paradigm

Ted Cantle and Ricard Zapata-Barrero

Chapter 17: The local governance of immigrant integration in Europe: the state of the art and a conceptual model for future research

Maria Schiller

Chapter 18: Municipal immigration policymaking in Canadian cities: the state of the art

Kristin Good


PART IV: Superdiverse cities (Introduction)


Chapter 19: The governance of superdiversity: a tale of two North American cities

Jill Simone Gross

Chapter 20: Cities of migration: towards a typology

Peter Scholten

Chapter 21: Spanish intercultural cities: indexing governance

Ricard Zapata-Barrero

Chapter 22: Between superdiversity and nationalism: the culturisation of everyday life in Amsterdam

Paul Mepschen and Jan Willem Duyvendak

Chapter 23: Delhi’s superdiversity: a historical account explanation.

Sheetal Sharma


PART V: Divided cities and Border Cities


Chapter 24: Assembling a fragmented Bogotá: migrations, local polices and urban dynamics

Fabiola Pardo

Chapter 25: Jakarta, on the brink of being a divided city? Ethnicity, media and social transformation

Riwanto Tirtosudarmo and Aulia Hadi

Chapter 26: Urban diversity and inequality: the role of immigration in the socio-spatial organization of Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Maria Lucinda Fonseca and Jennifer McGarrigle

Chapter 27: Urban citizenship in times of emergency: the impact of national control policies on the incorporation of precarious migrants in Tel Aviv/Jaffa

Adriana Kemp

Chapter 28: Lampedusa: dynamics of bordering and "encampment"

Marie Bassi

Chapter 29: Local impacts of Global North’s blackmailing concerning transit migration: the cases of Tijuana and Istanbul

Giovanna Marconi

Chapter 30: Making and unmaking migrant irregularity: a border city during Italy's "migration crisis"

Simon McMahon

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Tiziana Caponio is Associate Professor in the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the University of Turin and Fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Peter Scholten is Professor in Public Administration at Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Ricard Zapata-Barrero is Full Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.


"The editors are thought leaders on understanding how cities respond to the impact of immigration-driven diversity. The brilliant scholars gathered in this volume draw on world-wide case studies to explore how domains ranging from cultural institutions and entrepreneurs to the political process and governing policies shape the struggle to bring equity and comity out of unfolding urban conflicts over citizenship, deservingness, and power. It defines the state of the art on these matters." - John Mollenkopf, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

"This collection of 30 papers covering many cities in Europe and beyond helps us to better understand how migration induced diversity deeply changes the cities and also local policies. It is a very valuable read and tool for students, scholars and policy makers." - Martiniello Marco, Research Director FNRS, Université de Liège, Belgium.