This title was first published in 2002: Over the past fifty years, numerous geographical concepts and methodologies have been developed to study urban segregation. This volume brings together an international team of scholars, practitioners and policy makers to examine the latest of these. The first section of this fascinating book sees contributors proposing innovative ideas and new conceptual models for the study of segregation in cities that undergo globalization. They assess the idea that segregation should be studied for individuals in respect to different spatial resolutions, including the study of the formation of inter-ethnic spatial networks. This is followed by an examination of questions concerning the associations among segregation, poverty and policies. The final section highlights patterns of segregation in four countries: South Africa, China, Canada and the Ruhr area, each of them representing different multicultural and transformational aspects. They also emphasize the socio-historical context in which patterns of segregation and desegregation appeared.

chapter 1|7 pages


ByIzhak Schnell, Wim Ostendorf

part Part 1|95 pages

Agency and Segregation

chapter 2|28 pages

Measuring Individual Segregation in Space — A Formal Approach and Case Study

ByItzhak Benenson, Itzhak Omer

chapter 3|27 pages

Segregation in Everyday Life Spaces: A Conceptual Model

ByIzhak Schnell

chapter 4|19 pages

Migration, Places and Intercultural Relations in Cities

ByJean-Bernard Racine

part Part 2|73 pages

Segregation and State Policies

chapter 6|25 pages

Ethnic Segregation and the Welfare State

ByTineke Domburg-De Rooij, Sako Musterd

chapter 7|25 pages

Urban Poverty in Germany*

ByAndreas Farwick, Britta Klagge, Wolfgang Taubmann

chapter 8|19 pages

Segregation and Urban Policies in the Netherlands

ByWim Ostendorf

part Part 3|133 pages

A Comparative Perspective

chapter 10|26 pages

Segregation in the Ruhr

ByLudger Basten, Lienhard Lötscher

chapter 12|27 pages

Beijing's Socio-Spatial Structure in Transition

ByGu Chaolin, Christian Kesteloot