This study looks at social mix in the context of national-level social polarization between native-Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch. This creates a new viewpoint seen against how the general literature on renewal and social mixing tends to do two things: firstly it usually explicitly or implicitly is also a tenure mix strategy, and secondly the policy focus of the social mix is usually around class issues, that is, the mixing of poor social housing tenants with richer owners.
Apart from my own research material, I have made use of interviews data from Marloes Dirkx who did Masters’ research on the interaction between native-born and Moroccan-Dutch in 2008. Thanks are also due to Sawitri Saharso, Hillary Silver, and Paul Watt for commenting on earlier versions of this chapter.
Smets, P. (2017), "Tenure Mix against the Background of Social Polarization. Social Mixing of Moroccan-Dutch and Native-Born Dutch in Amsterdam East", Watt, P. and Smets, P. (Ed.) Social Housing and Urban Renewal, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 215-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-124-720171006
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