Jan Willem Duyvendak

Jan Willem Duyvendak
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences | NIAS-KNAW

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Introduction
Jan Willem Duyvendak director of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) and Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He received his master’s degrees in both sociology and philosophy at the University of Groningen. His main fields of research currently are belonging, urban sociology, 'feeling at home' and nativism. In 2013-2014, Duyvendak was Distinguished Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In Spring 2016 he was Research Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies. Since July 2017 he is Executive Committee Chair at Council for European Studies.
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January 2013 - January 2014
CUNY Graduate Center
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  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow
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  • Distinguished Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
January 2011 - present
Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), Paris, France
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  • Research Associate
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  • Associate Fellow at Center for Migrations and Citizenship, Institut français des relations internationales - French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)
January 2006 - January 2007
University of California, Berkeley
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  • Researcher

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Publications (360)
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The domestication literature studies national media linking of foreign events to a country’s domestic affairs. However, thus far, this literature has principally analyzed ‘modes of domestication’: the various forms through which a bridge between a foreign event and the domestic is created (e.g. emphasizing similarities with domestic events or creat...
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Understanding the appearance, appeal and functioning of contemporary racism begs for its context of occurrence and logic of employment, which are currently predominantly nativist. Therefore, this entry focuses on the entanglement between the closely related concepts of racism and nativism. It opens with a conceptual clarification of nativism, which...
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This article scrutinizes the employment of temporality in nativist discourse. Looking at nostalgia in the context of contemporary nativism reveals that the operative temporality is not limited to just the past. The perception of “threat,” central to nativism, does not only inform historical claims made by nostalgic nativists, but also refers to the...
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This article examines ‘de-stigmatisation strategies’ of Turkish-Dutch youth. Our in-depth interviews and observations revealed three strategies to negotiate belonging in the Netherlands, particularly to resist dominant Dutch characterisations of Turks and Muslims as backwards, disloyal and unintegrated: (1) confronting by asserting their right to c...
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This article reviews the emerging literature on the negotiation of home‐related feelings, claims, and practices in the public urban sphere, under the rubric of homemaking in the public. This contributes to a better sociological understanding of home and illuminates long‐debated societal questions such as the interaction between majority and minorit...
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The chapter explores the way in which people under conditions of movement and change deal with plurality in contemporary urban settings by tracing the home-making experiences of a group of Mexican professionals in Madrid (postgraduate students, academics, IT professionals, journalists, and others). While their idea of home aligns discursively withi...
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Participate! Portraits of Cities and Citizens in Action offers an introduction to the complex world of urban development, identity and participation. It explains how the self-understanding of cities is mirrored in their approach to urban development. The basis of the book is formed by portraits of six European cities: Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Lyon,...
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While participatory processes in urban development are meant to increase citizen influence, decades of experimentation have led to mixed results. In this article we answer two inter-related questions: (1) How are “citizens' interests” defined in agreements that manage urban redevelopment projects? (2) When—under what conditions—are citizens able to...
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Previous research on predictors of populism has predominantly focused on socio-economic (e.g., education, employment, social status), and socio-cultural factors (e.g., social identity and social status). However, during the last years, the role of negative emotions has become increasingly prominent in the study of populism. We conducted a cross-nat...
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The intensity and political influence of anti-Islamic discourses in Europe have increased the urgency to understand how they operate. Although religion and secularism play an important role in such discourses, they should be understood as components of the underlying, primary concern: the nation’s cultural identity. To account for these relational...
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This Introduction addresses questions of migration, history, and memory in the context of recent changes in public discourses on immigrant integration in Europe, focusing on how history is used to make claims about the inclusion of some and the exclusion of others. We highlight how these debates are often framed in a nostalgic tone that sustains ca...
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This article analyses the various uses of history within contemporary Dutch debates on national identity and immigration. These different ways of dealing with the past are telling in and of themselves but this article also points to what the various uses of the past – four historical repertoires- have in common: politicians and scholars reason from...
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Although kinship has long since been established as a topic in migration research, migration scholars often lacked an analytical concept of kinship and relied on their own ethnocentric understandings and legal definitions. Reconciling insights from the anthropology of kinship and migration studies, we outline how a new theorization of kinship could...
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The occupation of public space has become a key part of the repertoire of contention of contemporary social movements, at the heart of Occupy Wall Street, Indignados, Nuit Debout, and revolutionary movements of the Arab Spring. Despite the enormous resonance that these movements have had, they have also engendered criticism. Based on in-depth ethno...
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goes viral after the September 11 tragedy, this book adds another scholarly work on how Muslims fared in the twentieth century Europe. The buzz word indicating anti-Islam rhetoric has become contagious particularly after the Runnymede Trust Report (1997) which resulted in many Muslims fearing for their lives. Post September 11 popularises such rhet...
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For some youth, thinking about the future – let alone expressing aspirations for the future – is a daunting task. This incapacity to aspire is problematic in itself, but particularly as neoliberal societies widely expect young people from adolescence onwards to have a plan for their own future. In our research among disadvantaged youth in Europe, w...
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In many countries in north‐western Europe, the welfare state is changing, and governments expect a great deal of informal care. In the Netherlands, citizens are also increasingly expected to rely on informal instead of professional care. In this study, we aim to determine to what extent Dutch care‐dependent people want to rely on social network mem...
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Right-wing discourses and issues of belonging and collective identity in Europe’s political and public spheres are often analysed in terms of Islamophobia, racism and populism. While acknowledging the value of these concepts, Kešić and Duyvendak argue that these discourses can be better understood through the logic of nativism. Their article opens...
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Het bestuur komt dichter bij de burgers en kan beter naar hen luisteren. Hulpverleners komen dichter bij burgers en kunnen hen daardoor sneller en effectiever helpen. En burgers komen elkaar meer nabij: ze gaan meer voor elkaar en hun buurt zorgen en worden daardoor 'zelfredzamer'. Dat zijn drie beloften van de herziening van de Nederlandse verzorg...
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Meer ‘zelfredzaamheid’ is een centraal uitgangspunt in de herziening van de verzorgingsstaat. Ogenschijnlijk gaan sociaal werkers daarin mee, maar er is veel stil verzet. Dat constateren Marc Hoijtink, Evelien Tonkens en Jan Willem Duyvendak naar aanleiding van meerjarig onderzoek naar sociale wijkteams.
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What does ‘being Muslim’ mean for adult children of Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands? Based on our own data, and on various other empirical studies, we show how the second generation shape and experience their Muslim identity in the Netherlands and how this is affected by the political landscape. Our conclusion is that the strong identificati...
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Rethinking Society for the 21st Century - by International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) July 2018
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In the Western world, aspirations are seen as a critical resource for success, most notably in terms of a professional career. If young people consider a highly skilled job as part of a desirable future, they are likely to continue (higher) education to get the required qualifications. Some educational policy measures have been based on this assump...
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In this chapter, the key messages and policy implications arising from the chapters making up this volume are drawn together. The research demonstrates the need to increase the development of young people’s agency and voice, and to put it at the centre of policy design, implementation and evaluation. Currently young people often feel undermined by...
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In the introduction to this special issue, we consider a number of questions central to the study of super-diversity in urban contexts in Western Europe and the United States. We begin with a discussion of why the super-diversity concept has had more impact on scholarship in Western Europe than the United States, where it has had much less resonanc...
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Super-diversity has become the conceptual touchstone for a large body of research on immigration in European societies. Evolving from the ideas sketched by Steven Vertovec in his famous 2007 essay, the concept as deployed in research has become a successor to multiculturalism. The super-diversity lens has trained attention on horizontal processes o...
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The recent trend towards selective immigration policies is based on the racialization of certain categories of migrants into irretrievably unassimilable Others. In Europe, this trend has materialized largely through the application of integration requirements to the immigration of foreigners, the so-called “civic integration turn”. Based on an anal...
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This article seeks to understand an understudied phenomenon: governmental players joining forces with non-governmental players in contentious actions against policies they want to prevent or redress. This behaviour, which we call ‘governmental activism’, problematizes important assumptions in the social movement literature on state–SMO dichotomies...
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This article looks at how Dutch national identity enters the practical setting of a medical consultation. Extending the growing scholarships of everyday nationalism and engaging with the notion of multivocalism, this article shows how Dutchness is understood in the form of desirable personal characteristics. These characteristics are promoted by ph...
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The home is all the rage. We see it in the media, where Ikea commercials and romantic movies remind us that there is no place quite like home; we come across it in the pamphlets of political parties that argue that ‘everyone should feel at home in the Netherlands’; and we see it all around us: everyone is trying to make themselves at home – in thei...
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La construction de l’autre en négatif de la définition de soi est au cœur de la relation biaisée qu’entretiennent les Pays-Bas avec leurs citoyens musulmans. Derrière son image d’Épinal d’un peuple ouvert et accueillant, la société néerlandaise impose les représentations d’une culture nationale auxquelles les immigrés et leurs descendants sont somm...
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In the literature it is often suggested that mobile people, like their non-mobile counterparts, look for particular places to connect with. This has been documented in research focused on the way in which migrants (re)create particular places in their countries of destination (i.e., the formation of ethnic enclaves). However, our extensive fieldwor...
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Superdiversiteit heeft de laatste jaren furore gemaakt. Het concept beschrijft eenvoortschrijdende diversificatie van migratiekanalen en van legale statussen ondermigranten, en wijst op de toenemende variatie onder migranten in zowel gender,afkomst, leeftijd als de mate van human capital (Meissner & Vertovec, 2015: 541).In plaats van enkel aandacht...
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In this article, we examine how experiential knowledge is used in areas such as mental health care and youth policy and how it relates to the dominant form of knowledge that underpins these policy areas, ‘expert knowledge’. Experiential knowledge is sometimes considered a resource that helps people in vulnerable situations respond to uncertain futu...
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Over the past two decades, communitarian criticisms of the lack of public engagement and a sense of local belonging have inspired extensive debates across Western Europe on how best to govern deprived urban neighbourhoods. One governmental strategy has been to engineer neighbourhood communities as localised, collective spheres of belonging. In this...
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Les Européens ont largement gommé la mémoire de leur histoire des migrations, au profit de débats sur des identités nationales mythifiées. Au-delà des nouveaux discours identitaires, de l’idée des cultures antagonistes et immobiles, c’est le projet européen lui-même qui se trouve mis en cause. Dans la crise que traverse aujourd’hui l’Union européen...
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Diverse resources can be used to achieve social position. While we immediately think of material, economic resources in this context, there are others as well, notably aspirations. As a projection of the self in a desirable future, aspirations are inspiring emotions that guide individuals’ commitments, whether these relate to work, school, sport o...
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Diverse resources can be used to achieve social position. While we immediately think of material, economic resources in this context, there are others as well, notably aspirations. As a projection of the self in a desirable future, aspirations are inspiring emotions that guide individuals’ commitments, whether these relate to work, school, sport o...
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This ‘Authors Meet Critics’ symposium focuses on two books edited by Jan Willem Duyvendak and James M. Jasper, Players and Arenas: The Interactive Dynamics of Protest and Breaking Down the State: Protestors Engaged. Both books make bold attempts to develop and apply a strategic interactionist perspective in social movement studies by focusing on th...
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This article puts forward an interactionist discourse approach for studying the course of local political protest. We argue that how local policy-makers engage with the (anticipated) demands of citizens and mediate national policy produces distinct framing and feeling rules about potentially controversial issues. These framing and feeling rules ope...
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This chapter offers an innovative analysis of Dutch nativism by looking at the intersection of race, religion and sexuality. In the Netherlands, we argue, nativism exercises its exclusionary power through this triangular construction of alterity. Sex talk in the Netherlands constructs a number of distinct racio-cultural others: Muslim citizens (in...
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Kešić and Duyvendak address a specific and often overlooked Dutch solution to a more general problem: how to enact the nation and nationalism without being nationalist? They focus on the least likely case of a least likely case: a left-progressive nationalist discourse in the Netherlands. Through detailed analysis of cultural and political examples...
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‘Protecting our culture’ has become common code in Western Europe to deny immigrants full citizenship. By ‘full citizenship’ we mean not only enjoying the legal rights that come with citizenship but being recognized symbolically and emotionally as co-citizens. As will become clear in this book, it has recently become much harder for immigrants to a...
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http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137534095 The notion of citizenship has gradually evolved from being simply a legal status or practice to a deep sentiment. Belonging, or feeling at home, has become a requirement. This groundbreaking book analyzes how 'feeling rules' are developed and applied to migrants, who are increasingly expected to express...
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This chapter explains that the attainment of marriage equality in Holland in 2001, and the accompanying further “normalization” of homosexuality, has had two troubling effects. First, it has allowed political parties and politicians, across the political spectrum from the far right to the far left, to use acceptance of homosexuality as an ideologic...
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In this introduction, we show that whereas “home” in public discourses in the United States and many other Western countries is most often conceived of as a personal space, particularistic and exclusive, free from any external (state) interference, in the Netherlands, the metaphor of home as a public and ideological space is increasingly being used...
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Academic research on contemporary Dutch nationalism has mainly fo- cused on its overt, xenophobic and chauvinist manifestations, which have become normalised since the early 2000s. As a result, less radical, more nuanced versions of Dutch nationalism have been overlooked. This article attempts to fill this gap by draw- ing attention to a peculiar s...
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Bringing together over forty established and emerging scholars, this landmark volume is the first to comprehensively examine the evolution and current practice of social movement studies in a specifically European context. While its first half offers comparative approaches to an array of significant issues and movements, its second half assembles f...
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Het kan snel gaan. In de jaren negentig nog een heet politiek hangijzer, nu de trots van onze joods-christelijk-humanistische traditie: het homohuwelijk. Natuurlijk is die vooruitgang mooi en moeten we haar koesteren. Maar met net doen alsof we in Nederland al sinds de gebroeders De Wi voor homo- en vrouwenrechten opkomen, wordt de strijd van de af...
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Why do nations still matter in citizenship studies? In this chapter, we explore this question from an individual, lived, perspective and argue that the macro-level of the nation-state is very relevant for citizens who are seen as ethnic and religious minorities. Using the case of the Netherlands, we show how experiences of highly educated Moroccan...
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Over the past two decades, communitarian criticisms of the lack of public engagement and a sense of local belonging have inspired extensive debates across Western Europe on how best to govern deprived urban neighbourhoods. One governmental strategy has been to engineer neighbourhood communities as localised, collective spheres of belonging. In this...
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Rhasaan Maxwell has written an intriguing and elegant book regarding the often puzzling integration processes of migrants. Why do some groups make much progress in somefields (economics, politics) while not being socially integrated, while other groups seem socially far betterintegrated but less represented in politics and in the work force? By stu...
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Eerder verschenen als http://www.platform31.nl/uploads/media_item/media_item/37/45/Essay_Thuis_in_de_openbare_ruimte-1424180382.pdf EU@Amsterdam is een verzameling originele en prikkelende essays over de Europese stad. Nederland is in het eerste halfjaar van 2016 voorzitter van de Europese Unie en zal veel aandacht besteden aan de Europese stad om...
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Dit rapport (publicatiejaar 2000) doet verslag van een onderzoek dat is gefinancierd door het Ministerie van VROM. De belangrijkste bevinding van het onderzoek is dat de centrale onderzoeksvraag negatief beantwoord moet worden. Uit de empirische toetsing blijkt dat differentiatie niet heeft geleid tot meer sociale integratie. In de onderzoeksbuurte...
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Western european countries are heatedly debating how much and what kind of cultural diversity is to be accepted in the pub- lic domain. Many have witnessed the rise of right-wing popu- list parties that see immigrants as a threat to social cohesion and national identity. The debate has a nostalgic character, based on a reifying, ahis- torical notio...
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In recent years, emotions have taken center stage in studying politics. However, the field of interpretive policy analysis has largely neglected emotions. In this paper, we argue that we can enter emotions by studying emotional appeals by collective political actors, which are conveyed through emotion words and metaphors. For our empirical analysis...
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In this important book, Jan Willem Duyvendak and James M. Jasper bring together an internationally acclaimed group of contributors to demonstrate the complexities of the social and political spheres in various areas of public policy. By breaking down the state into the players who really make decisions and pursue coherent strategies, these essays p...
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On the book: The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the 22 specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism-that is the claims, s...
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The authors show the racist roots of immigration policy and how those roots persist in contemporary policy. Despite demonstrating the compatibility of racism and liberal democracy, the authors ultimately chronicle a long-term decline of racial and ethnic preferences in immigration policy. In doing so, they critique critical race theory by showing r...
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On the book: Players and Arenas brings together a diverse group of experts to examine the interactions between political protestors and the many strategic players they encounter, such as cultural institutions, religious organizations, and the mass media“as well as potential allies, competitors, recruits, and funders. Discussing protestors and playe...
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On the book: Players and Arenas brings together a diverse group of experts to examine the interactions between political protestors and the many strategic players they encounter, such as cultural institutions, religious organizations, and the mass media“as well as potential allies, competitors, recruits, and funders. Discussing protestors and playe...
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Players and Arenas brings together a diverse group of experts to examine the interactions between political protestors and the many strategic players they encounter, such as cultural institutions, religious organizations, and the mass media“as well as potential allies, competitors, recruits, and funders. Discussing protestors and players as they in...
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À l'aube du 21e siècle, les occasions de participer à la société sont nombreuses, comme en émoigne l'existence d'une grande variété de conseils consultatifs ouverts aux citoyens. Les jeunes ne sont pas oubliés, des conseils d’élèves dans les établissements scolaires aux conseils municipaux des jeunes, sans oublier de nombreux sites web à vocation i...
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This book explores how research and policymaking in the field of migrant integration have developed historically and how this interrelationship plays out in the strongly politicised climate of opinions on migration in Europe. It features interdisciplinary theoretical contributions as well as original empirical studies on research-policy dialogues a...
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This essay focuses on the aspirations of young people, which we take to be a critical drive to their political and social commitments. As reflected in a wealth of social scientific research on educational and occupational aspirations of young people, the formulation of a desirable future is an important step in formal education and one’s preparatio...
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Er is veel mis op de universiteit. Dat heeft deels te maken met de wereld buiten de academie. Zo is het topsectorenbeleid de wetenschap onwaardig. Ik steun ook van harte acties die erop zijn gericht om het onderwijsbeleid zo te veranderen dat de universiteit weer een plek wordt waar mensen fatsoenlijke aanstellingen krijgen, stafleden inhoudelijk w...
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Conspicuously absent from Dutch approaches to social movements is the so-called New Social Movement Approach of influential figures such as Alain Touraine and Alberto Melucci. Even though some have argued that the NSM approach was the “European contribution” to the field of social movements par excellence, most Dutch scholars contributed instead to...
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Thuis is in de mode. We zien het in de media, waar Ikea-reclames en romanti- sche speelfilms ons eraan herinneren dat er geen plek is zoals thuis, we lezen het in de pamfletten van politieke partijen, die stellen dat ‘iedereen zich thuis moet voelen in Nederland’, en we zien het om ons heen: iedereen probeert zich een thuis te maken, in huis, in de...
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In most welfare states, home care for elderly and disabled persons relies on a combination of private and public responsibilities, with gatekeepers adjudicating access to publicly funded care. Unlike other governments, the Dutch government has codified an explicit ‘customary care principle’ that defines the ‘normal daily care that partners, parents...
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This book responds to the often loud debates about the place of Muslims in Western Europe by proposing an analysis based in institutions, including schools, courts, hospitals, the military, electoral politics, the labor market, and civic education courses. The contributors consider the way people draw on practical schemas regarding others in their...
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In this contribution, we will examine the use of sexual progressiveness as a “discourse of power” (Brown 2008) producing migrants and religious minorities as cultural others and therefore as outsiders in the national community. Movements for cultural protectionism – for the protection of national identity – have proliferated in recent years through...
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"The book instructively delves into differing definitions of race, religion and ethnic politics, of integration versus assimilation. In New York, immigrants and their children are approaching a majority of voting-age citizens. In Amsterdam, noncitizens are allowed to vote in local elections after five years of legal residence in the Netherlands."...
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In this contribution, we will examine the use of sexual progressiveness as a “discourse of power” (Brown 2008) producing migrants and religious minorities as cultural others and therefore as outsiders in the national community. Movements for cultural protectionism – for the protection of national identity – have proliferated in recent years through...
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Across Western Europe, public discourse has been suffused by claims about Muslims and Islam. These claims are mainly negative. Across a wide political spectrum, public figures denounce Islam for its retrograde values. Some claim that Islam is incompatible with the values of Europe and European states, that Muslims are irreducibly foreign because th...
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This book responds to the often loud debates about the place of Muslims in Western Europe by proposing an analysis based in institutions, including schools, courts, hospitals, the military, electoral politics, the labor market, and civic education courses. The contributors consider the way people draw on practical schemas regarding others in their...
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Immigration is dramatically changing major cities throughout the world. Nowhere is this more true than in Amsterdam and New York City, which, a er decades of large-scale immigration, now have popu- lations that are about a third foreign born. Amsterdam and New York City have had to deal with incorporating hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose e...