9780230600317

Of States, Rights, and Social Closure Governing Migration and Citizenship

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230600317

  • ISBN10:

    023060031X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Increased levels of immigration sparked scholary and public debate about its consequences for immigrants, liberal democracies, sovereignty and rights in both Europe and North America. This book addresses questions such as: Do nation-states act to facilitate or limit immigration and integration, how and why? How do nation-states themselves transform in understanding and interpreting rights respond to immigration? Does the European Union make a difference in terms of how immigrants are perceived or how they act as stakeholders in liberal democracies?Through a collection of rich theoretical and empirical contributions diverse and intriguing responses are provided with case studies from Europe and North America.

Author Biography

Oliver Schmidtke is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Political Science and History at the University of Victoria. He also holds the Jean research Chair in European History and Politics and is the director of the European Studies Program at the University of Victoria. His reserach interests are in the areas of European integration, migration, citizenship, nationalism, populism, and right-wing politics.
Saime Ozcurumez is a visiting Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Ankara. She teaches and publishes on policy and politics of immigration in Europe, Europeanization of immigration policy in Turkey and diversity and health care in Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Debate on The 'liberal Paradox': of States, Rights and Social Closure
Who Belongs? Immigration, Democracy, and Citizenship
Discrimination and Non-Citizens
National Sovereignty, Migration, and the Tenuous Hold of International Legality
Borders in a 'Post-National' Age: Changing Modes of Inclusion and Exclusion in European Societies
Limits of a Governing Migration and Citizenship
Migration and Belonging: Challenging the Inclusiveness of the National Welfare State
We Are All 'Republican' Now: The Change, Prospects, and Limits of Citizenship
The Emerging Migration State: Empirical Evidence from the United States
Limits of Immigration and Integration Reform: The Terms of Debate
Citizenship as a Flexible Asset
By Nations Beyond Nations? Politics of European Union Immigration Policy
The European Union's Evolving Migration and Asylum Policies
Trans-Nationalism, the European Space, and the State
What Is Happening tonbsp;Immigration Politics, and Who Benefits?
Governing Immigration Policy in Europe:nbsp; Do New Levels Bring in New Actors?
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