(This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.)
In what ways do local authorities respond to the increasing socio-cultural heterogeneity of urban populations? While other studies have often focused on policy declarations, the eight chapters in this book provide rich evidence on the content and implementation of local policies. Furthermore, several chapters offer theoretical insights into the factors driving or hindering policies that acknowledge socio-cultural heterogeneity and ensure more equality and inclusive public services. The general focus of the book is on cities in France and Germany, that is, two major immigration countries in Europe - countries in which local authorities have a relatively strong position within the state structure. The contributions analyze how local actors use their powers to ensure more equal public employment, adapt cultural offers and recreational facilities to the demands of a diverse population, and/or to fight discrimination. Further chapters investigate who takes part in formulating policies and seek to explain why cities take different decisions about strategies and practices. As a whole, the book contributes to the comparative study of societal diversity and local politics in France and Germany, and will be of interest to academics, researchers, and advanced students of Sociology, Public Policy, Law, and Political Science. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Schönwälder, K. (2020). "Introduction. Diversity in local political practice." Ethnic and Racial Studies (Special Issue: Diversity in local political practice) 43(11): 1929-1941. abstract & access Lang, C. (2020). “Workforce Diversity Policies in Practice: Drivers and Barriers in Local Administrations.” Ethnic and Racial Studies (Special Issue: Diversity in local political practice) 43(11): 1961-1980. abstract & access
Moutselos, M. (2020). What explains diversity-policy adoption? Policy entrepreneurs and advocacy coalitions in two French cities. Ethnic and Racial Studies (Special Issue: Diversity in local political practice) 43(11): 2001-2021 . abstract & access
Schiller, M., Martínez-Ariño, J. & Bolíbar, M. (2020) A relational approach to local immigrant policy-making: collaboration with immigrant advocacy bodies in French and German cities. Ethnic and Racial Studies (Special Issue: Diversity in local political practice) 43(11): 2041-2061 . abstract & access
Tandé, A. (2020) Cultural policies mixing commonality and difference? The case of public libraries in French cities. Ethnic and Racial Studies (Special Issue: Diversity in local political practice) 43(11): 2062-2079 . abstract & access
While French laïcité
is often considered something fixed, its daily deployment is rather messy. What might we learn if we study the governance of religion from a dynamic bottom-up perspective? ...
Moutselos, M., & Schönwälder, K. (2021). The immigrant presence in collaborative structures of urban politics. Governance. abstract & access
Religion, State and Society. Governing Islam in French cities: defining ‘acceptable’ public religiosity through municipal consultative bodies. abstract & access
Martínez-Ariño, J., Moutselos, M., Schönwälder, K., Jacobs, C., Schiller, M., & Tandé, A. (2018) Why do some cities adopt more diversity policies than others? A study in France and Germany. Comparative European Politics. download pdf
Moutselos, M., Jacobs, C., Martínez-Ariño, J., Schiller, M., Schönwälder, K., Tandé, A. (2018) Economy or Justice? How Urban Actors Respond to Diversity. Urban Affairs Review, 56 (1): 228-253. abstract & access
Jacobs, C. (2017). Das Zusammenleben in der vielfältigen Stadt planen. In: BBSR (Hg.): Flüchtlinge – zwischen Ankommen und Zusammenleben, Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR), Heft 2/2017, S. 44-49. abstract & access
Martínez-Ariño, J. (2017). Conceptualising the role of cities in the governance of religious diversity in Europe. Current Sociology. abstract & access
Moutselos, M., Jacobs, C., Martínez-Ariño, J., Schiller, M., Schönwälder, K., & Tandé, A. (2017). Cities and the Challenge of Diversity (CityDiv): The Survey, Technical Report. MMG Working Paper, (17-09). download pdf
Martínez-Ariño, J. (2016). Grupos religiosos y gobierno local en interacción: Un estudio de caso en Francia, Sociedad y Religión, 26(46): 201-223. download pdf