International book chapters



The Impact of Immigration on Wages in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

Jeroen van der Waal

In: Wages and Employment. Economics, Structures, and Gender Differences, ed. Arijit Mukherjee

New York: Nova Science Publishers



One Nation without God? Post-Christian Cultural Conflict in the Netherlands

Willem de Koster, Peter Achterberg, Dick Houtman & Jeroen van der Waal

In: Paradoxes of Individualization. Social Control and Social Conflict in Contemporary Modernity, eds. Dick Houtman, Stef Aupers & Willem de Koster

Farnham: Ashgate.



Post-Industrialization and Ethnocentrism in Contemporary Dutch Cities: The Effects of Urban Job Opportunities and Spatial Segregation

Jeroen van der Waal & Jack Burgers

In: City in Sight. Dutch Dealings with Urban Change, eds. Jan Willem Duyvendak, Frank Hendriks & Mies van Niekerk

Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press


In this contribution we aim at analyzing the effects of both urban labor markets and spatial segregation on the ethnocentrism of nativesĀ¹. In particular, we will try to establish what the relative effects are of labor-market opportunities and spatial segregation on ethnocentrism concerning the distribution of scarce economic resources. Is it first and foremost rooted in job competition? Or is it primarily related to meeting people of different ethnic backgrounds in the everyday life of urban neighborhoods and districts? Or is there maybe a combined effect of these two spheres?



Globalizing Urban Economies and Social Inequality: An Empirical Assessment: The Case of Amsterdam and Rotterdam

Jack Burgers & Jeroen van der Waal

In: Cities Between Competitiveness and Cohesion. Discourses, Realities and Implementation, eds. Peter Ache, Hans Thor Andersen, Thomas Maloutas, Mike Raco & Tuna Tasan-Kok

Dordrecht: Springer


One of the key arguments in the grand narratives on globalization is that of time-space compression. Reflecting the discussion on the relations between globalization and inequality, this chapter argues that the most important local effect of the immensely increased mobility has been a process of fragmentation of cities. The chapter will focus on an empirical background on the changing international division of labour, which caused the deindustrialization of the advanced economies and consequently put the Keynesian welfare-state under heavy pressure; the spectacular growth in and use of communications technology, especially the internet; and the rapidly growing international mobility of people, both in the form of long distance migration and of international tourism. The chapter will elaborate the notion of the fragmentation of cities, using illustrations from the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


A Decline in Class Voting? Class Voting and Cultural Voting in the Postwar Era (1956-1990)

Dick Houtman, Peter Achterberg, Anton Derks & Jeroen Van der Waal

In: Farewell to the Leftist Working Class, eds. Dick Houtman, Peter Achterberg & Anton Derks

New Brunswick: Transaction