Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Global Cities – Open Cities? Segregation in the Global South
Abteilung für soziokulturelle Vielfalt (Steven Vertovec) , Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften, Göttingen
SummaryWhy aren’t the forces of globalization creating open cities? In South Africa and India new urban elites are closely connected to a global economy and culture. Meanwhile, the segregation of their immediate neighbors in slums and townships creates unprecedented harm to the human development of marginal communities. A comparison between two global cities, Johannesburg and Mumbai, will refocus research on segregation.