Sub-Project E06: Threat and diversity in urban contexts – a cross-border comparison of ethnically heterogeneous and unequal neighborhoods


Project E06 studies the response to ethnic and social heterogeneity in Frankfurt (Germany) and Murcia (Spain) in respect of the relevance and effect of threat diagnoses associated with everyday conflicts and problems. It is assumed that whenever diversification processes generally or segments of diverse populations are perceived as posing a threat, the coping strategy will be to re-order neighborhoods. Particular attention is paid to the relevance of red lines drawn between groups for the dynamics of threat diagnosis and devising coping strategies.