Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities : East Meets West
This book is about understanding processes and patterns of socio-economic residential segregation in a diverse set of European capital cities.
In recent years, society has undergone sweeping changes in the way it is impacted by government stimulation and control, the process of post-industrialisation and the globalisation of capital and labour. While the effects of the radical shift have impacted every sphere of socio-economic life, perhaps the most important are the rapid growth of income and social inequalities on the one hand, and welfare retrenchment, a vital catalyst to socio-economic divisions, and related residualization of social housing on the other hand. Both of these changes have had a major impact on housing segmentation and residential segregation of socio-economic groups in the city.
The volume brings together an international team of contributors to assess how these processes have made themselves felt across a range of European cities including both long established and new locations within the European Union.