Paul Scheffer is a Dutch sociologist, journalist & author.
From 2003-2011, Paul Scheffer taught urban sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, he is a professor of European studies at Tilburg University and a columnist for NRC Handelsblad. He also publishes regularly in other European journals and magazines.
In 2000, Scheffer wrote an essay entitled Het multiculturele drama [The Multicultural Drama] which was very influential in shaping the debate on multiculturalism and immigration in the Netherlands. His 2007 book, Het land van aankomst, was published in English in 2011 as Immigrant Nations and provides a comparative study of immigration in Europe and America. In 2016, Scheffer updated his thinking an immigration to include the refugee crisis and Dutch membership of the EU in his essay, De Vrijheid van de Grens [The Freedom of the Border].
Information valid as of summer 2018.