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.

chapter 1|18 pages

Social Fragmentation, Social Exclusion, and Urban Governance: An Introduction

ByHans Thor Andersen, Ronald van Kempen

chapter 2|21 pages

European Urban Governance in Fragmented Societies

ByJürgen Friedrichs, Jan Vranken

chapter 3|30 pages

Social Exclusion: The Importance of Context

ByRonald van Kempen

chapter 5|32 pages

Partnerships and Democracy: A Happy Couple in Urban Governance?

ByIngemar Elander, Maurice Blanc

chapter 6|24 pages

Global and Local Determinants of Social Exclusion; Amsterdam versus Rotterdam

ByJack Burgers, Sako Musterd

chapter 12|23 pages

Immigration to Vienna and Munich: Similarities and Differences

ByHeinz Fassmann, Ursula Reeger

chapter 13|24 pages

Decentralization and Urban Governance in Barcelona

ByAndrés Walliser

chapter 15|11 pages

Urban Governance against Social Exclusion and Social Fragmentation: Some Final Remarks

ByHans Thor Andersen, Ronald van Kempen