"Global Migration, Diversification and Cities"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2010/11

  • Date: Nov 3, 2010
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG)
  • Steven Vertovec is Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diver­sity, Göttingen and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Göttingen. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the University of Oxford and Director of the British Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
"Global Migration, Diversification and Cities"

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Using new data sources and visualization techniques, Prof. Vertovec describes the diversification and complexification of contemporary global migration flows. Such patterns, examined through statistics spanning the last four decades, indicate differential national patterns of ‘super-diversity’. Such differential trends are also relevant to migration processes concerning cities around the world.

With reference to such ongoing trends of diversification and complexification at various scales, Prof. Vertovec suggests a number of implications for social science and public policy.


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