Immigration and the Transformation of Europe

Immigration and the Transformation of Europe

by Craig A. Parsons, Timothy M. Smeeding
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521088283

ISBN-13: 9780521088282

Pub. Date: 10/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A new kind of historic transformation is underway in 21st-century Europe. 20th-century Europeans were no strangers to social, economic, and political change, but their major challenges focused mainly on the intra-European construction of stable, prosperous, capitalist democracies. Today, by contrast, one of the major challenges is flows across borders - and

Overview

A new kind of historic transformation is underway in 21st-century Europe. 20th-century Europeans were no strangers to social, economic, and political change, but their major challenges focused mainly on the intra-European construction of stable, prosperous, capitalist democracies. Today, by contrast, one of the major challenges is flows across borders - and particularly in-flows of non-European people. Immigration and minority integration consistently occupy the headlines. The issues which rival immigration - unemployment, crime, terrorism - are often presented by politicians as its negative secondary effects. Immigration is also intimately connected to the profound challenges of demographic change, economic growth and welfare-state reform. Both academic observers and the European public are increasingly convinced that Europe's future will largely turn on how is admits and integrates non-Europeans. This book is a comprehensive stock-taking of the contemporary situation and its policy implications.

  • The latest ongoing research on the topical issue of immigration, which will be of great interest to political scientists and economists
  • Over 100 charts and figures to give the reader rich statistical analysis of data
  • Easily accessible to students with no prior knowledge of the field as well as advanced students

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521088282
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. What's unique about immigration in Europe? Craig A. Parsons and Timothy M. Smeeding; 2. Europe's immigration challenge in demographic perspective Paul Demeny; 3. Migration into OECD countries 1990–2000 Peder J. Pedersen, Mariola Pytlikova and Nina Smith; 4. Divergent patterns in immigrant earnings across European destinations Alicia Adserà and Barry R. Chiswick; 5. Economic consequences of immigration in Europe Herbert Brücker, Joachim R. Frick and Gert G. Wagner; 6. Occupational status of immigrants in cross-national perspective: a multilevel analysis of seventeen Western societies Frank van Tubergen; 7. Immigrants, unemployment and Europe's varying welfare regimes Ann Morissens; 8. How different are immigrants? A cross-country and cross-survey analysis of educational achievement Sylke Viola Schnepf; 9. Immigration, education and the Turkish second generation in five European nations: a comparative study Maurice Crul and Hans Vermeulen; 10. Managing transnational Islam: Muslims and the state in Western Europe Jonathan Laurence; 11. Migration mobility in European diasporic space Jacqueline Andall; 12. The new migratory Europe: towards a proactive immigration policy? Marco Martiniello; 13. European immigration in the people's court Jack Citrin and John Sides; 14. The politics of immigration in France, Britain and the United States: a transatlantic comparison Martin A. Schain; 15. 'Useful' Gastarbeiter, burdensome asylum seekers, and the second wave of welfare retrenchment: exploring the nexus between migration and the welfare state Georg Menz; 16. The European Union dimension: supranational integration, free movement of persons, and immigration politics Adam Luedtke; 17. The effectiveness of governments' attempts to control unwanted migration Eiko R. Thielemann; Index.

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