Outsiders No More?: Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation

Outsiders No More?: Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation


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Outsiders No More? brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to consider pathways by which immigrants may be incorporated into the political processes of western democracies. At a time when immigrants are increasingly significant political actors in many democratic polities, this volume makes a timely and valuable intervention by pushing researchers to articulate causal dynamics, provide clear definitions and measurable concepts, and develop testable hypotheses. By including historians, sociologists, and political scientists, by ranging across North America and Western Europe, by addressing successful and failed incorporative efforts, this handbook offers guides for anyone seeking to develop a dynamic, unified, and supple model of immigrant political incorporation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199311316
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2013
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Hochschild is Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University.

Jacqueline Chattopadhyay is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Claudine Gay is Professor of Government and of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University

Michael Jones-Correa is Professor of Government at Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Authors' Biosketches
Acknowledgements and Dedication
Introduction, by the editors

I. Are Immigrants Distinctive?
1. Incorporation versus Assimilation: The Need for Conceptual Differentiation, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan
2. Is Incorporation of Unauthorized Immigrants Possible? Inclusion and Contingency for Non-Status Migrants and Legal Immigrants, Maria Lorena Cook
3. Tracks of Immigrant Political Incorporation, Christian Joppke
4. Ideas and Institutions in Immigrant Political Incorporation, Robert C. Lieberman
5. Immigrant Political Incorporation: Beyond the Foreign-Born vs. Native-Born Distinction, Janelle Wong

II. How Broad Is Politics In Immigrant Political Incorporation?
6. Dimensions of Immigrant Political Incorporation, John Mollenkopf
7. Culture, Context, and the Political Incorporation of Immigrant-origin Groups in Europe, Rafaela Dancygier
8. Structuring Immigrants' Civic-Political Incorporation into the Host Society, Ewa Morawska
9. The Importance of Demographic and Social Contexts in Determining Political Outcomes, Monica McDermott
10. Thru-ways, By-ways and Cul-de-sacs of Immigrant Political Incorporation, Michael Jones-Correa

III. How Should One Approach the Topic of Incorporation?
11. "The Great Concern of Government": Public Policy as Material and Symbolic Resources, Irene Bloemraad
12. The Political Economy of Immigrant Incorporation into the Welfare State, Nolan McCarty
13. Continuity and Change in the Citizenship Laws of Europe: The Impact of Public Mobilization and the Far Right, Marc Morjé Howard
14. Political Opportunity Structures and the Mobilization of Anti-Immigrant Actors: Modeling Effects on Immigrant Political Incorporation, Michael Minkenberg
15. Behavioral and Attitudinal Components of Immigrant Political Incorporation, Gary Segura
16. Assimilation and Political Attitude Tradeoffs, Rahsaan Maxwell
17. Moving Up and In: Two Dimensions of Immigrant Political Incorporation, Jennifer Hochschild
18. Acquiescence or Transformation? Divergent Paths of Political Incorporation in America, Gary Gerstle

IV. Rethinking Immigrant Political Incorporation: What Have We Learned, and What Next? Xavier de Sousa Briggs

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