Debating Immigration

Debating Immigration

by Carol M. Swain
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521698669

ISBN-13: 9780521698665

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Debating Immigration presents 18 original essays, written by some of the world's leading experts and preeminent scholars, that explore the nuances of contemporary immigration and citizenship affecting the United States and Europe. The volume is organized around the following themes: religion and philosophy, law and policy, economics and demographics, race and

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Debating Immigration presents 18 original essays, written by some of the world's leading experts and preeminent scholars, that explore the nuances of contemporary immigration and citizenship affecting the United States and Europe. The volume is organized around the following themes: religion and philosophy, law and policy, economics and demographics, race and ethnicity, and cosmopolitanism. Critical questions addressed include: What accounts for the disconnect between public attitudes about immigration and the policies produced by elected officials? Why has the United States not developed a well-articulated public philosophy of immigration?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521698665
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,112,693
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Carol M. Swain; Part I. Philosophy and Religion: 2. The disconnect between public attitudes and policy outcomes in immigration Peter H. Schuck; 3. Carved from the inside out: immigration and America's public philosophy on citizenship Elizabeth F. Cohen; 4. A biblical perspective on immigration James R. Edwards; 5. The moral dilemma of US immigration policy: open borders vs. social justice? Stephen Macedo; Part II. Law and Policy: 6. The undocumented immigrant: contending policy approaches Linda Bosniak; 7. Good neighbors and good citizens: beyond the legal-illegal immigration debate Noah Pickus and Peter Skerry; 8. Alien rights, citizen rights, recent trends and future prospects Rogers M. Smith; Part III. Economics and demographics: 9. The borderline madness: America's counterproductive immigration policy Douglas S. Massey; 10. Immigrant employment gains and native losses 2000–4 Steven Camarota; 11. Economics of immigration and the course of the debate since 1994 Peter Brimelow; 12. Immigration and future population change in America Charles Westoff; Part IV. Race: 13. The congressional black caucus and the impact of immigration on African-American unemployment Carol M. Swain; 14. Will Hispanic and Asian immigrants save America? Amitai Etzioni; 15. Strange bedfellows, unintended consequences and the curious contours of the immigration debate Jonathan Tilove; Part V. Cosmopolitanism: 16. Work, welfare, and migration incorporation in Europe and America Randall Hansen; 17. The politics of immigration and citizenship in Europe Marc Morjé Howard; Part VI. Concluding observations: 18. Concluding observations Nathan Glazer.

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