Picking up the fight: Segregation and the power of local representatives

dc.contributor.advisorPekelsma, S.
dc.contributor.authorRautenberg, Hannah
dc.description.abstractSegregation is believed to cause isolation and exclusion of specific societal groups, and, therefore consequently the discussion on how to counteract the negative impacts of segregation is a pressing topic nowadays. However, it seems rather controversial. This paper, therefore, focuses on segregation within a neighborhood and evaluates how measures should be developed most appropriately. Existing literature suggests that the current measures, especially those implemented by governmental institutions, are not properly addressing the needs of the neighborhoods. Subsequently, the situation calls for a shift in perspective, and in fact, a shift in power. This means enabling actors – that are more elaborated, for instance, through their spatial proximity to the locals – to create resident-oriented means to counteract the effects of segregation. Examining a single case study, it can be seen that the situation demands a bottom-up approach. Thus showing that first and foremost local organizations are able to counteract segregation within their neighborhood, compared to central authorities, specific means are presented. Illustrating what has been done so far as well as what is still in planning, one section demonstrates potential future prospects. To conclude, the discussion of findings supports the above-stated assumption that segregation should best be dealt with from the bottom-up.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Managementwetenschappenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationBachelor Geografie, Planologie en Milieuen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeBachelor Geografie, Planologie en Milieuen_US
dc.titlePicking up the fight: Segregation and the power of local representativesen_US
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