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