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


An Evidence Base on Migration and Integration in London

Ben Gidley and Hiranthi Jayaweera | 2009

Diversity, Integration and the Economy

Richard Allen | April 2005 – March 2008

Muslims and Community Cohesion in Britain

Hiranthi Jayaweera and Sarah Spencer | June 2005 – June 2007

Servicing Super-Diversity: ESRC IAA Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Mette Louise Berg | October 2014 – March 2015

Urban Transformations Coordination

Michael Keith, Nicola Headlam, Peter Grant, Igor Calzada, Nicholas Simcik Arese, Emma Newcombe, Mikal Mast and Nathan Grassi | 2015 - 2019

Welfare, neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity

Mette Louise Berg, Ben Gidley, Caroline Oliver and Hiranthi Jayaweera | May 2013 – December 2014