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date: 18 January 2020

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This article outlines the main concepts associated with urban segmentation and enclave formation. It examines the ways enclaves, segregation, and polarization have been, and continue to be, major concerns in current policy debates in the United States and other nations. The article also discusses the history of the formation of ethnic enclaves, public policies on segregation, and the proliferation of privately governed housing developments and gated communities.

Keywords: urban segmentation, enclave formation, segregation, polarization, policy debates, United States, ethnic enclaves, gated communities, housing developments

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