· “Well-written essays… illuminating.” – Roger Waldinger, author of Still the Promised City?
· “Moving beyond analyses that focus on immigrants’ individual characteristics or group differences… A fascinating read!” – Irene Bloemraad, author of Becoming a Citizen
"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."-New York Times
“[…] New York and Amsterdam offers a rich understanding of the contexts of immigration in each city.” -International Migration Review
“Transatlantic dialogue is highly needed in ethnic and migration studies. When top Amsterdam and New
York social scientists engage in it through a systematic comparison between their two cities, the result is
fascinating. It is also extremely useful for scholars on both sides of the Atlantic who are interested in
understanding better how migration reshapes cities. A wonderful multidisciplinary and collective
endeavor!”-Marco Martiniello,co-editor, Minorities in European Cities
“Centuries ago, the highly diverse city of Amsterdam not only gave 'New Amsterdam' its name, but also early waves of immigrants. Today, both cities are microcosms of the world’s diversity. How do the unique features of cities affect immigrant incorporation? Moving beyond analyses that focus on immigrants’ individual characteristics or group differences, the elegant comparisons in this volume highlight how cities’ distinct economies, social relations, cultural space, and politics affect immigrants and their integration. A fascinating read!”-Irene Bloemraad,author, Becoming a Citizen
"This book of well-written essays
develops the comparative framework that migration studies so badly needs, illuminating both the
features common to the migration experience in New York and Amsterdam and the factors that set
these two cities, and their migrants, apart."-Roger Waldinger,author, Still the Promised City?