Industrial districts and migrant enclaves: a model of interaction
Scholar | Other documents of the author: Molina, José Luis; Martínez-Cháfer, Luis; Molina-Morales, F. Xavier; Lubbers, Miranda J.
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TitleIndustrial districts and migrant enclaves: a model of interaction
PublisherTaylor & Francis
So far, the relationship between Industrial Districts (IDs ; clusters of interconnected local industries ) and migrant enclaves ( areas with a high concentration of international migrants from ... [+]
So far, the relationship between Industrial Districts (IDs ; clusters of interconnected local industries ) and migrant enclaves ( areas with a high concentration of international migrants from a single nationality) has been studied mostly by focusing on the emergence of ‘ ethnic enclave economies ’ within the district and/or by highlighting racist conflicts that achieved notoriety in the media. In this study, we contend that there is a more general and complex interact ion between the two phenomena. This interaction is mediated by the local context, national regulations , and the organization of the international market, among other factors. By focusing on the case of the ceramic ID of Castelló de la Plana (Spain), we sho w how this ID with a high rate of job formality, combined with other job opportunities and a unique ‘ institutional completeness ’ , set up the conditions for a non - conflictive Romanian migrant enclave that reached 14% of the town ’ s total population in 2012. Finally, and also con sidering another case study of ID and migrant enclave (Prato, and its Chinese enclave ) , we suggest a model of interaction that should be interpreted t aking into account the general dynamics of the international organization of value and the requirements of flexibility and reduction of costs that frame IDs. [-]
Investigation projectThis work was supported by Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación [grant number CSO2015-68687-P, ECO2015-67122-R].
Bibliographic citationMOLINA, José Luis; MARTÍNEZ-CHÁFER, Luis; MOLINA MORALES, F. Xavier; LUBBERS, Miranda J. (2018). Industrial districts and migrant enclaves: a model of interaction. European Planning Studies, v. 26, Issue 6, p. 1160-1180
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