Immigration and Welfare: Challenging the Borders of the Welfare State [NOOK Book]

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Immigration and Welfare avoids simplistic and unhelpful notions of the 'threat' of immigration to analyse the effects of immigration on national welfare states in an integrating Europe. It explores new migration challenges, such as asylum seekers and Europe's increasingly restrictive immigration policies, and looks at the implications of such debates for immigrant and immigrant-origin communities across Europe.
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Immigration and Welfare: Challenging the Borders of the Welfare State

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Overview

Immigration and Welfare avoids simplistic and unhelpful notions of the 'threat' of immigration to analyse the effects of immigration on national welfare states in an integrating Europe. It explores new migration challenges, such as asylum seekers and Europe's increasingly restrictive immigration policies, and looks at the implications of such debates for immigrant and immigrant-origin communities across Europe.
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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
List of contributors
Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: immigration and the welfare state 1
2 Looking in three directions: migration and the European welfare state in comparative perspective 13
3 Welfare state and territory 34
4 European welfare state transformation and migration 51
5 The Marshallian triptych reordered: the role of courts and bureaucracies in furthering migrants' social rights 72
6 National welfare state, biography and migration: labour migrants, ethnic Germans and the re-ascription of welfare state membership 90
7 Immigration and the politics of rights: the French case in comparative perspective 109
8 Denying access: asylum seekers and welfare benefits in the UK 134
9 Europeanising the reception of asylum seekers: the opposite of welfare state politics 148
10 Immigrants' social citizenship and labour market dynamics in Portugal 170
11 Temporary transnational labour migration in an integrating Europe and the challenge to the German welfare state 189
12 Thin Europeanisation: the social rights of migrants in an integrating Europe 209
13 Unexpected biographies: deconstructing the national welfare state? 227
14 Conclusion: defining and redefining the community of legitimate welfare receivers 248
References 254
Index 279
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