Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective / Edition 2

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In the 1990s, immigration emerged as a central issue of public policy and a driving factor in democratic elections throughout the world. Modern democracies now all face the same questions: how many immigrants to accept, what rights and special services to provide them, and how to control illegal immigration.

This book provides a systematic, comparative study of immigration policy and policy outcomes in industrialized democracies. In-depth examinations of the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan have been updated for the second edition, and new chapters on Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, and South Korea have been added. Each profile addresses why certain immigration control measures were selected and why these measures usually failed to achieve their stated objectives. The discussion has been expanded to address the growing trend of migration of highly skilled professional workers, a particularly salient issue in the United States.

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"An impressive collection of essays by an interdisciplinary research team of immigration specialists. . . . Comparing immigration policies and policy outcomes in nine industrialized states (the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Japan), the authors explain both why certain immigration control measures have been adopted and why these measures have usually failed."—Comparative Politics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804744904
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne A. Cornelius is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, where he also holds the Theodore E. Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations. He is Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at UC-San Diego. Takeyuki Tsuda is Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. James F. Hollifield is Arnold Professor of International Political Economy and Director of International Studies at Southern Methodist University. Philip Martin is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis, and Chair of the University of California's 60 member Comparative Immigration and Integration Program.

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Table of Contents

I Introduction
Ch. 1 Controlling immigration : the limits of government intervention 3
II Countries of immigration : the United States, Canada, and Australia
Ch. 2 The United States : the continuing immigration debate 51
Commentary 86
Commentary 91
Ch. 3 Canada : immigration and nation-building in the transition to a knowledge economy 97
Commentary 134
Commentary 137
Ch. 4 Australia : new conflicts around old dilemmas 141
Commentary 174
Commentary 178
III Reluctant countries of immigration : France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Britain
Ch. 5 France : republicanism and the limits of immigration control 183
Commentary 215
Ch. 6 Germany : managing migration in the twenty-first century 221
Commentary 254
Commentary 258
Ch. 7 The Netherlands : a pragmatic approach to economic needs and humanitarian considerations 263
Commentary 289
Commentary 293
Ch. 8 Britain : from immigration control to migration management 297
Commentary 334
Commentary 338
IV Latecomers to immigration : Italy, Spain, Japan, and South Korea
Ch. 9 Italy : economic realities, political fictions, and policy failures 345
Commentary 381
Ch. 10 Spain : the uneasy transition from labor exporter to labor importer 387
Commentary 430
Ch. 11 Japan : government policy, immigrant reality 439
Commentary 477
Ch. 12 South Korea : importing undocumented workers 481
Commentary 514
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