Immigration and Politics in the New Europe: Reinventing Borders available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Gallya Lahav's study examines the issue of immigration in the context of a Europe where the role of the nation state is in question, as the logic of the single market clashes with national policymaking. Immigration is a central issue in European politics since around a quarter of the world's migrants reside in Europe. Consequently, politicians throughout the continent are grappling with the problems this raises. Analyzing elite and public opinion, Lahav's book shows how support from both has led to the adoption of restrictive immigration policies despite the requirements of open borders.
About the Author
Gallya Lahav is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook and Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies at New York University.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Toward a People's Europe: an institutional analysis of immigration policy in the European Union; 3. An attitudinal portrait of a People's Europe: a comparative overview of public opinion and elite preferences; 4. Immigration politics and the New Europe: organizing competing interests; 5. The 'European Factor': institutional and psychological constraints on immigration attitudes; 6. Conclusions: the construction of a European immigration regime?; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
What People are Saying About This
"The author's elite interviews and parliamentary survey, as well as careful culling of secondary opinion studies, are testimony to the project's ambition and importance. It is a welcome addition to the urgeoning literature and will surely spark continued research and debate." Perspectives on Politics, Alan E. Kessler, University of Texas at Austin