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Residential integration on fair terms for the disadvantaged

Kim, Hwa and Walton, Andrew (2022) Residential integration on fair terms for the disadvantaged. British Journal of Political Science. ISSN 0007-1234

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0007123422000412


This article contributes to normative debates about residential segregation and its relationship to inequality. It defends a position often disregarded in literature: that there is merit to advancing residential integration through some scenarios where advantaged individuals move to disadvantaged areas. It develops this case in dialogue with three other views. In relation to advocates of addressing the inequalities of residential segregation through redistribution, it defends integration as a means of tackling social and political factors that sustain injustice. It challenges those who defend relocating disadvantaged individuals to advantaged areas by highlighting the burdens and demand for cultural assimilation this imposes on the disadvantaged. It considers the worry that advantaged individuals relocating to disadvantaged areas harbours the problematic features of gentrification. It responds that these concerns, while important in some cases, do not arise in all scenarios of this kind.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: Government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2022 09:00
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2024 20:45

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