Coming to Terms with Superdiversity

The Case of Rotterdam

by Peter Scholten, Maurice Crul, Paul van de Laar

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Book Description

This book discusses Rotterdam as clear example of a superdiverse city that is only reluctantly coming to terms with this new reality. Rotterdam, as is true for many post-industrial cities, has seen a considerable backlash against migration and diversity: the populist party Leefbaar Rotterdam of the late Pim Fortuyn is already for many years the largest party in the city. At the same time Rotterdam has become a majority minority city where the people of Dutch descent have become a numerical minority themselves. The book explores how Rotterdam is coming to terms with superdiversity, by an analysis of its migration history of the city, the composition of the migrant population and the Dutch working class population, local politics and by a comparison with Amsterdam and other cities. As such it contributes to a better understanding not just of how and why super-diverse cities emerge but also how and why the reaction to a super-diverse reality can be so different.

By focusing on different aspects of superdiversity, coming from different angles and various disciplinary backgrounds, this book will be of interest to students and scholars in migration, policy sciences, urban studies and urban sociology, as well as policymakers and the broader public.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Coming to Terms with Superdiversity ebook for free in PDF format (4.1 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
237
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319960401
ISBN10
3319960407
ISBN13 Digital
9783319960418
ISBN10 Digital
3319960415
PDF Size
4.1 MB
License
CC BY

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