Urban Segregation and the Welfare State
examines ethnic and socio-economic segregation patterns, social polarisation, and social exclusion in major cities in the Western world. Contributors from across North America and Europe provide in-depth analysis of particular cities, ranging from Johannesburg, Chicago and Toronto to Amsterdam, Stockholm and Belfast. The authors highlight the social problems in and of cities, indicating differences between nation-states in terms of economic restructuring, migration, welfare state regimes and "ethnic history".
This book offers a uniquely international perspective on the central debates concerning the social composition of the city, the role of the welfare state, and the potential policy interventions by the state or local governments.