Urban Inequality and Segregation in Europe and China: Towards a New Dialogue

Pryce, G., Wang, Y. P. , Chen, Y., Shan, J. and Wei, H. (Eds.) (2021) Urban Inequality and Segregation in Europe and China: Towards a New Dialogue. Series: The Urban Book Series. Springer: Cham. ISBN 9783030745431

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Publisher's URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74544-8


This open access book explores new research directions in social inequality and urban segregation. With the goal of fostering an ongoing dialogue between scholars in Europe and China, it brings together an impressive team of international researchers to shed light on the entwined processes of inequality and segregation, and the implications for urban development. Through a rich collection of empirical studies at the city, regional and national levels, the book explores the impact of migration on cities, the related problems of social and spatial segregation, and the ramifications for policy reform. While the literature on both segregation and inequality has traditionally been dominated by European and North American studies, there is growing interest in these issues in the Chinese context. Economic liberalization, rapid industrial restructuring, the enormous growth of cities, and internal migration, have all reshaped the country profoundly. What have we learned from the European and North American experience of segregation and inequality, and what insights can be gleaned to inform the bourgeoning interest in these issues in the Chinese context? How is China different, both in terms of the nature and the consequences of segregation inequality, and what are the implications for future research and policy? Given the continued rise of China’s significance in the world, and its recent declaration of war on poverty, this book offers a timely contribution to scholarship, identifying the core insights to be learned from existing research, and providing important guidance on future directions for policy makers and researchers.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wang, Professor Ya Ping
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Research Group:China/SHLC
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
171992Urban Development, Migration, Segregation and InequalityYa Ping WangEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/N007603/1S&PS - Urban Studies
302259Analysing Multi-Dimensional and Multi-Scale Inequalities in Scottish SocietyNema DeanEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/P009301/1M&S - Statistics