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Segregation and Urban Unrest in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2013 (English)In: Urban geography, ISSN 0272-3638, Vol. 34, no 7, 1031-1046 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2009, Sweden experienced a wave of urban unrest concentrated in areas with large foreign-born populations. This episode was seen by many as reflecting a trend towards increased ethnically based residential segregation, in line with scholarly literatures that correlate inequality and rising segregation with increases in unrest or rebellion. In this paper, we analyze the empirical connection between ethnic residential segregation and episodes of urban unrest in Sweden. Unrest is measured by the number of car burnings reported to police between 2002 and 2009. We find a positive and statistically significant link between residential segregation and car burnings at the scale of municipalities and metropolitan districts. Unrest/rebellion is also correlated with high proportion of young adults and social welfare assistance.

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2013. Vol. 34, no 7, 1031-1046 p.
Keyword [en]
unrest, crime, social exclusion, Sweden
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210570DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2013.799370ISI: 000325686200008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210570DiVA: diva2:663979
Available from: 2013-11-13 Created: 2013-11-11 Last updated: 2013-11-13Bibliographically approved

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