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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737741599
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 3/13/2009
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

World Map 19

Chapter 1 Immigration and Citizenship

1 India Has Made Citizenship Allowances for Foreigners of Indian Origin Poorvi Chothani 21

2 Sweden Changed Its Citizenship Laws to Better Accommodate Immigrants Per Gustafson 28

3 Russia Struggles to Balance the Need for New Citizens with Domestic Opposition to Immigrants Zygmunt Dzieciolowski 38

4 Germany May Require a Test of Loyalty to Obtain Citizenship Turkish Daily News 45

5 The United States Needs to Improve the Processes That Allow Immigrants to Become Citizens Souheila Al-Jadda 51

Periodical Bibliography 57

Chapter 2 Immigration and Economics

1 Ireland's Economic Growth Has Reversed Centuries of Outward Migration Piaras MacEinri Paddy Walley 59

2 Some Low-Income Countries Depend on Remittances from Migrant Workers Dilip Ratha 70

3 Chinese Immigrants in Hong Kong Are Socially Excluded in the Globalization Age Law Kam-yee Lee Kim-ming 77

4 Japan's Economy Is Increasingly Reliant on Immigrants Tony McNicol 89

5 The United Kingdom's Immigration Improves the Economy Shunil Roy-Chaudhuri 99

Periodical Bibliography 108

Chapter 3 Immigration and National Identity 108

1 European Union Members Need to Actively Promote Assimilation of Immigrants Amitai Etzioni 110

2 Zimbabwe's Denied White Farmers Are Increasingly Welcomed in Neighboring Countries Neil Ford 126

3 Canadian Pluralism Demands Compromise from Both Immigrants and Natives Graeme Hamilton 134

4 Some Hungarians Seek to Expand Citizenship Outside Hungary's Borders Maria Kovacs 140

5 The United States Needs to Better Assimilate Immigrants into the National Culture Stanley Renshon 149

Periodical Bibliography158

Chapter 4 Immigration and National Security

1 The United Kingdom's Immigration and Asylum Practices Unfairly Detain Immigrants Christine Bacon 160

2 Moroccan Migration Creates Security Concerns in Spain Lisa Abend Geoff Pingree 167

3 Australia Changed Its Illegal Immigration Policy in Response to International Criticism Stephen de Tarczynski 173

4 Russian Fears of Immigration Are Exaggerated Mikhail A. Alexseev C. Richard Hofstetter 179

Periodical Bibliography 188

For Further Discussion 189

Organizations to Contact 191

Bibliography of Books 196

Index 200

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