Immigration Phobia and the Security Dilemma: Russia, Europe, and the United States

Immigration Phobia and the Security Dilemma: Russia, Europe, and the United States

by Mikhail A. Alexseev
     
 

This book shows that 'immigration phobia', or excessive anti-migrant hostility, is widespread globally.See more details below

Overview

This book shows that 'immigration phobia', or excessive anti-migrant hostility, is widespread globally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521849883
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Mikhail A. Alexseev is an associate professor of political science at San Diego State University. A former Kremlin correspondent of the News from Ukraine weekly, Alexseev was the first Soviet citizen to receive a Reuters' Fellowship at the University of Oxford and the NATO Democratic Institutions Fellowship in 1990. He is the author of Without Warning: Threat Assessment, Intelligence, and Global Struggle (St. Martin's Press, 1997) and is the editor of Center-Periphery Conflict in Post-Soviet Russia: A Federation Imperiled (St. Martin's Press, 1999). His articles have appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines including Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Political Communication, The New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and The Seattle Times.

Table of Contents

1. Immigration phobia and its paradoxes; 2. The immigration security dilemma: anarchy, offensiveness, and 'groupness'; 3. The two faces of socioeconomic impact perceptions; 4. In the shadow of the 'Asian Balkans': anti-Chinese alarmism and hostility in the Russian Far East; 5. Who's behind 'Fortress Europe'? Xenophobia and anti-migrant exclusionism from Dublin to the Danube; 6. Los Angeles ablaze: anti-migrant backlashes in the nation of immigrants; 7. Immigration and security: how worst-case scenarios become self-fulfilling and what we can do about it.

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