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City in Sight

Dutch Dealings with Urban Change

Jan Willem Duyvendak Mies van Niekerk Frank Hendriks

312 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Huge social transformations and turbulent political events – 9/11 and the political murders of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh – have put urban issues high on the political agenda of the Netherlands. Against this background, the contributors to this volume bring the city in sight from various disciplinary perspectives and relate their research findings to both national and international debates on urban problems. In this way, City in Sight not only provides insight into the most urgent questions of contemporary cities in the Netherlands, but also how these relate to similar problems in other countries as well.
Author Bio
Jan Willem Duyvendak is sociologist at the University of Amsterdam. He has written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP's new book series, Protest and Social Movements.