Migration is one of the central drivers in increasing diversity in contemporary societies, especially in cities. “Super-diversity” – the multiplication of the axes of difference (not just by ethnicity, but also by country of origin, legal status, faith and so on) – is a defining feature of our time. The challenge of living with difference is therefore one of the key ethical and political challenges, and understanding how this works is a central question for scholars. There is increasing attention to everyday forms of conviviality emerging from this challenge – but also to the persistence of inequality, division and racism.



Working Papers

Other Publications


Diversity, Integration and the Economy

admin@compas | April 2005 – March 2008

Muslims and Community Cohesion in Britain

Sarah Spencer and COMPAS Communications | June 2005 – June 2007

Servicing Super-Diversity: ESRC IAA Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

COMPAS Communications | October 2014 – March 2015

Urban Transformations Coordination

Michael Keith and Nathan Grassi | 2015 - 2019

Welfare, neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity

COMPAS Communications | May 2013 – December 2014