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
ISBN-10:
0521849888
ISBN-13:
9780521849883
Pub. Date:
12/31/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Overview

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

Through a comparative study of immigration attitudes in the Russian Far East, the EU, and the United States, this book demonstrates that concerns about national identity and economic interests associated with migration are ignited by a unique perception of the security dilemma. Regression analysis and case studies trace support for expulsion of migrants to the need for self-defense within an environment of uncertainty. Highlighting migration as an national security problem is therefore logical, but counterproductive, and this book recommends instead the management of migration through economic incentives at the global, national, and local level.

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)

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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