Comprising a series of contributions by well known scholars from the field of urban studies, the book makes an important contribution to debates about the nature of current socio–economic transformations, the tensions to which they are giving rise, and how western European urban societies are dealing with them. Individual chapters discuss issues such as the distinctive identity of these cities, whether or not segregation is emerging, and what sort of local policies are developing to deal with social exclusion and poverty.
The CD–Rom accompanying the book features a series of 2000 pictures from seventeen cities, as well as 126 thematic maps, interviews with established scholars and literature reviews. Individual chapters are linked to the CD–Rom through an extensive cross–referencing system.
Notes on Contributors.
Series Editors Preface.
Foreword: Saskia Sassen.
Introducing European Cities.
1 Introduction: Cities of Europe: Changing Contexts, Local Arrangements, and the Challenge to Social Cohesion: Yuri Kazepov.
2 The European City: A Conceptual Framework and Normative Project: Hartmut Häussermann and Anne Haila.
Part I The Changing Context of European Cities.
3 Urban Social Change: A Socio–Historical Framework of Analysis: Enzo Mingione.
4 Social Morphology and Governance in the New Metropolis: Guido Martinotti.
5 Capitalism and the City: Globalization, Flexibility, and Indifference: Richard Sennett.
6 Urban Socio–Spatial Configurations and the Future of European Cities: Christian Kesteloot.
Part II The Spatial Impact of Ongoing Transformation Processes.
7 The Dynamics of Social Exclusion and Neighbourhood Decline: Welfare Regimes, Decommodification, Housing, and Urban Inequality: Alan Murie.
8 Social Exclusion, Segregation, and Neighborhood Effects: Sako Musterd and Wim Ostendorf.
9 Segregation and Housing Conditions of Immigrants in Western European Cities: Ronald van Kempen.
10 Gentrification of Old Neighborhoods and Social Integration in Europe: Patrick Simon.
Part III Social Exclusion, Governance, and Social Cohesion in European Cities.
11 Elusive Urban Policies in Europe: Patrick Le Galès.
12 Changing Forms of Solidarity: Urban Development Programs in Europe: Jan Vranken.
13 Challenging the Family: The New Urban Poverty in Southern Europe: Enrica Morlicchio.
14 Minimum Income Policies to Combat Poverty: Local Practices and Social Justice in the European Social Model : Marisol García.
Visual Paths Through Urban Europe (CD–Rom).