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Jan Willem Duyvendak

University of Amsterdam
The Rise of Nativism: New Axes of Social Exclusion in Western Europe?
01 February 2016 -
30 June 2016

Jan Willem Duyvendak is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Previously, he has been director of the Verwey-Jonker Research Institute for Social Issues (1999-2003) and Professor of Community Development at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2013-2014, Duyvendak was Distinguished Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Research interests

Welfare state transformations; belonging and ‘feeling at home’; nativism.

Key publications

The Politics of Home. Nostalgia and Belonging in Western Europe and the United States, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

The Problems with National Models of Integration: A Franco-Dutch comparison (co-auth.) in Comparative European Politics, 2012.

European States and Their Muslim Citizens. The Impact of Institutions on Perceptions and Boundaries (co-ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2014.

New York and Amsterdam. Immigration and the New Urban Landscape (co-auth), New York University Press, 2014.

Players and Arenas. The Interactive Dynamics of Protest (co-ed.), Amsterdam University Press, 2015.

Something fundamental is changing in the positioning of various groups in Western European societies. To understand these shifts, framing them as previously – e.g. “racism” – may inadvertently obscure much of what is going on today. The terms in which exclusion is legitimized today seem to be less related to phenotype and more to (assumed) cultural differences, often mapped onto territorial divides. In my research project, the project aims to better understanding how across Western Europe, particularly in France and the Netherlands, “nativist” discourses exist. Whereas in the Netherlands empirical evidence shows that “nativism” is partly replacing “racism” (in political discourse as well as in the experiences of various minority groups themselves), the picture is less clear in France. The main objective is to describe and analyze this anti-Muslim, nativist discourse and its precise impact on “traditional”, skin-color coded racism in France and the Netherlands.

Meetings and forum organized by the ANR, the Festival d'Avignon and the CNRS
09 Jul 2019 09:30 -
11 Jul 2019 18:00,
Avignon :
The IEA of Paris supports the 6th edition of the Rencontres Recherche et Création
Lecture by N. Foner (Graduate Center CUNY), within the framework of the workshop organized by J.W. Duyvendak (Paris IAS)
24 Jun 2016 14:30 -
24 Jun 2016 16:30,
Paris :
The Not So Good Old Days: How the U.S. Became a Multicultural Society
Workshop organized by J.W. Duyvendak (Paris IAS fellow) and C. Bertossi (IFRI)
23 Jun 2016 09:00 -
24 Jun 2016 17:00,
Paris :
Giving History its Place in Migration and Refugee Debates and Research
Atelier de recherche co-organisé par J.W. Duyvendak (résident de l'IEA de Paris)
23 May 2016 13:00 -
23 May 2016 18:30,
Paris :
Uses of mis-uses of national models
Communication de J.W. Duyvendak (résident de l'IEA de Paris)
29 Mar 2016 14:30 -
30 Mar 2016 18:00,
Paris :
Assimilation and (super?)diverse cities. The case of Amsterdam
09 Mar 2016 17:00 -
09 Mar 2016 19:00,
Paris :
What does 'belonging' mean in a 'republican' city? Some thoughts about feeling at home in French cities
Contemporary period (1789-…)
Western Europe