Citizenship and Immigration

"This is a superb piece of scholarship. Joppke manages to cover an extraordinary range of theoretical questions and empirical findings within a very compact and readable book.

Citizenship and Immigration

"This is a superb piece of scholarship. Joppke manages to cover an extraordinary range of theoretical questions and empirical findings within a very compact and readable book. He coherently synthesizes and cogently brings together an array of different literatures that have often remained separate from one another. In doing so, he provides a 'state of the art' overview and analysis of the topics of citizenship and immigration." Marc Morje Howard, Georgetown University "Citizenship and Immigration is an outstanding analysis of one of the most dramatic developments in the contemporary world, especially in Europe - namely the impact of immigration on the reconstitution of citizenship and of discussions thereof. It is essential reading for anybody interested in the contemporary scene." S. N. Eisenstadt, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute "Few scholars know the citizenship and immigration literature like Christian Joppke. In this tour de force, Joppke moves nimbly from social theory to current policy developments in Europe, North America and Australia. He paints a nuanced picture of the liberal evolution of citizenship, remaining attentive to governments' recent exclusionary moves. A must-read!" Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley This incisive book provides a succinct overview of the new academic field of citizenship and immigration, as well as presenting a fresh and original argument about changing citizenship in our contemporary human rights era. Instead of being nationally resilient or in postnational decline, citizenship in Western states has continued to evolve, converging on a liberal model of inclusive citizenship with diminished rights implications and increasingly universalistic identities. This convergence is demonstrated through a sustained comparison of developments in North America, Western Europe, and Australia. Topics covered in the book include: recent trends in nationality laws; what ethnic diversity does to social citizenship; the decline of multiculturalism yet continuing rise of antidiscrimination policies; and the new state campaigns to upgrade and re-nationalize citizenship in the post-2001 period. Sophisticated and informative, and written in a lively and accessible style, this book will appeal to upper-level students and scholars in sociology, political science, and immigration and citizenship studies.

Citizenship and Immigration in Postwar Britain

- ;In this ground-breaking book, the author draws extensively on archival material and theortical advances in the social science literature.

Citizenship and Immigration in Postwar Britain

In this contentious and ground-breaking study, the author draws on extensive archival research to provide a new account of the transforamtion of the United Kingdom into a multicultural society through an analysis of the evolution of immigration and citizenship policy since 1945. Against the prevailing academic orthodoxy, he argues that British immigration policy was not racist but both rational and liberal. - ;In this ground-breaking book, the author draws extensively on archival material and theortical advances in the social science literature. Citizenship and Immigration in Post-war Britain examines the transformation since 1945 of the UK from a homogeneous into a multicultural society. Rejecting a dominant strain of sociological and historical inquiry emphasizing state racism, Hansen argues that politicians and civil servants were overall liberal relative to the public, to which they owed their office, and that they pursued policies that were rational for any liberal democratic politician. He explains the trajectory of British migration and nationality policy - its exceptional liberality in the 1950s, its restrictiveness after then, and its tortured and seemingly racist definition of citizenship. The combined effect of a 1948 imperial definition of citizenship (adopted independently of immigration), and a primary commitment to migration from the Old Dominions, locked British politicians into a series of policy choices resulting in a migration and nationality regime that was not racist in intention, but was racist in effect. In the context of a liberal elite and an illiberal public, Britain's current restrictive migration policies result not from the faling of its policy-makers but from those of its institutions. -

Immigrants and Aliens

This is a research guide for those tracing ancestors who came to Britain from overseas.

Immigrants and Aliens

This is a research guide for those tracing ancestors who came to Britain from overseas. Using case studies, the book guides readers through the plethora of records, including lists of arrivals, naturalization papers and records of religious dissenters.

How Race Is Made in America

' This book's importance is sadly substantiated by twenty-first-century headlines about immigration policy, 'papers please' laws, and urban policing. A critical contribution.

How Race Is Made in America

How Race Is Made in America examines Mexican Americans—from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished—to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed. These years shaped the emergence of what Natalia Molina describes as an immigration regime, which defined the racial categories that continue to influence perceptions in the United States about Mexican Americans, race, and ethnicity. Molina demonstrates that despite the multiplicity of influences that help shape our concept of race, common themes prevail. Examining legal, political, social, and cultural sources related to immigration, she advances the theory that our understanding of race is socially constructed in relational ways—that is, in correspondence to other groups. Molina introduces and explains her central theory, racial scripts, which highlights the ways in which the lives of racialized groups are linked across time and space and thereby affect one another. How Race Is Made in America also shows that these racial scripts are easily adopted and adapted to apply to different racial groups.

Walking Contradictions

In immigration and sexuality research there is new and emerging literature that understands the convergence of these two topics.

Walking Contradictions

In immigration and sexuality research there is new and emerging literature that understands the convergence of these two topics. However, scholarship primarily examining Latina lesbian immigrants is not as visible. This thesis examines the lives of Latina lesbian immigrants residing in Texas and California to understand greater meanings of immigration, sexuality and citizenship. Ten Latina lesbian immigrants participated in in-depth interviews, answering questions about growing up, sexuality, migration, citizenship and meanings of home. The research questions asked the following: What affect does immigration have on the sexualities and sex lives of Latina lesbian immigrants? How does their age of migration impact their sexualities? How do these women define and conceptualize citizenship? How do immigration and sexuality converge in the lives and on the bodies of Latina lesbian immigrants? The interviews revealed that the age in which the women migrated and their resettlement in urban areas contribute to their conceptualizations of a "sexually open" United States and a not-as-queer-friendly home country. Second, the women interviewed categorize citizenship in local and global ways. While some saw citizenship as part of every day practice, others found it to be connected with a sense of global community. Migration also developed a consciousness surrounding citizenship, as many of them were confronted with the concept upon migrating to the United States. Finally, immigration and sexuality unfolds in my participant's lives in contradictory and non-linear ways. While many of the women felt a connection to their local gay and lesbian communities in positive ways, their lives are met with adversities in other ways that are affected by their immigrant status -- including inability to obtain a driver's license and obligations to become United State's citizens. The women also conceptualize home in fluid and unfixed ways. Home and the body collapse when discussing migration, citizenship and nation. The research presented attempts to offer a conversation about the historical and current relationship between immigrants and LGBT people. It is also my objective to further conversations about multiple levels of oppression and how Latina lesbian immigrant women use their circumstances to gain a better awareness of themselves, and hopefully improve their rights and living conditions as human beings.

Immigration and Citizenship

What are the current key issues in immigration in Australia? More or less migrants? The economy or the environment? Cultural clash or cohesion?

Immigration and Citizenship

Australia is a nation of immigrants. Since 1945 over 6 million people have come to Australia as new settlers, influencing all aspects of our society. The benefits of immigration have been many ¿ humanitarian, economic and cultural. However, Australia now stands at a crossroads in terms of its economic need and humanitarian obligations. The skills shortage in the labour force is calling for increased migrant intake to maintain economic competitiveness and increase population levels, while a controversial border protection policy has prevented boat people from arriving on our shores. In addition to this, the term "multiculturalism" is now being phased out, with current government policy focused on a unifying concept of citizenship instead of the diversity represented by multiculturalism. What are the current key issues in immigration in Australia? More or less migrants? The economy or the environment? Cultural clash or cohesion? Does the proposed "citizenship test" for migrants applying for citizenship promote integration to the exclusion of diversity? The federal Government has recently removed multiculturalism from the immigration portfolio and replaced it with "citizenship". What is the future of multiculturalism in Australia?Chapter 1: Immigration and Citizenship in AustraliaChapter 2: The Citizenship DebateGlossary; Facts and Figures; Additional Resources; Index

Immigration Nationality and Citizenship

Foreword by Stephen Sedley

Immigration  Nationality and Citizenship

This text provides a detailed account of the development of modern immigration and nationality laws of the UK and their impact upon the rights of the individual. It brings together laws since the turn of the century with questions about law-making in a democratic society: how it affects the individual, defines and re-defines the nation and the body politic, and how the laws determine the particular approach of administrative bodies and officials.

Citizenship Identity and Immigration in the European Union

Blends normative political theory with European integration and develops an original theoretical framework for European Union citizenship, identity and immigration as well as a set of policy proposals for institutional reform.

Citizenship  Identity  and Immigration in the European Union

European citizenship, identity and immigration are constitutive issues facing the European polity and have important consequences for domestic political systems. Blends normative political theory with European integration and develops an original theoretical framework for European Union citizenship, identity and immigration as well as a set of policy proposals for institutional reform. Challenges the conventionally held views in these areas, by arguing that a model of European citizenship and identity is vital to the construction of a democratic, heterogeneous and inclusive European polity. Crosses the boundaries of political science, law and philosophy.

Immigration and Citizenship

This new edition opens with a reworked foundational chapter that guides students through the casebook in two key dimensions: a basic framework for constitutional immigration law, and an overview of the core administrative law principles ...

Immigration and Citizenship

The Ninth Edition of this pathbreaking casebook continues its tradition of comprehensive coverage, with problems and exercises that allow students to hone skills as counselors, litigators, and policy advisors. These virtues have become especially important in light of the many changes to immigration and citizenship law since the Eighth Edition went to press in mid-2016. This new edition opens with a reworked foundational chapter that guides students through the casebook in two key dimensions: a basic framework for constitutional immigration law, and an overview of the core administrative law principles that recently have risen to prominence in the making of immigration and citizenship law. This Ninth Edition has thoroughly updated coverage of admissions categories, unauthorized migrants, admission procedures, detention, citizenship, removability, refugees and asylum, federal enforcement, and state and local measures. The treatment of every topic is streamlined, making for a slimmer volume. In each chapter, the Ninth Edition emphasizes both core and cutting-edge issues, while optimizing teachability for a wide variety of course settings.

Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration

This book analyzes the development of local citizenship in Japan by examining the role of local governments and NGOs as well as grass-roots political and judicial activism in the expansion of immigrant rights.

Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration

Because of severe domestic labor shortages, Japan has recently joined the increasing number of advanced industrialized nations that have begun importing large numbers of immigrant workers since the 1980s. Although the citizenship status of foreign workers is the most precarious in such recent countries of immigration, the national governments of these countries have become increasingly preoccupied with border enforcement, forcing local municipalities and organizations to offer basic rights and social services to the foreign residents who are settling in their local communities. This book analyzes the development of local citizenship in Japan by examining the role of local governments and NGOs as well as grass-roots political and judicial activism in the expansion of immigrant rights. In this manner, localities are emerging as important sites for the struggle for immigrant citizenship and social integration, enabling foreign workers to enjoy substantive rights even in the absence of national citizenship. The possibilities and limits of such local citizenship in Japan are then compared to three other recent countries of immigration (Italy, Spain, and South Korea).

Changing Concepts and Practices of Citizenship

The present inquiry has two dimensions: first it is concerned with the changing concept of citizenship in the liberal polities with respect to increasing diversity within these societies -with special reference to the impact of immigration ...

Changing Concepts and Practices of Citizenship

The present inquiry has two dimensions: first it is concerned with the changing concept of citizenship in the liberal polities with respect to increasing diversity within these societies -with special reference to the impact of immigration on diversity. Second, it tries to explore the impact of immigration on the conceptualization of citizenship from the standpoint of individuals. Until recent times, individual level analysis has been neglected both in immigration and citizenship studies. This study tries to contribute to the literature by investigating the experiences and perceptions of the individuals as the main actors of immigration and the bearers of citizenship -as an identity and as a legal status.The purpose is to explore the challenges of immigration on the modern concept of citizenship by interpreting the perceptions of individuals. It tries to reveal the ways in which citizenship practices and conceptualizations of second-generationTurkish-Germans support and/or diverge from the theoretical approaches that attempt to explicate the immigration/citizenship problem.

Migration Citizenship and Identity

The book links theory and methodology to real-world migration experiences, with a truly global perspective and in-depth analysis of the links between economics, migration and asylum and refugee issues.

Migration  Citizenship and Identity

Stephen Castles provides a deeper understanding of recent 'migration crises' in this fascinating and highly topical work. The book links theory and methodology to real-world migration experiences, with a truly global perspective and in-depth analysis of the links between economics, migration and asylum and refugee issues. Key features surrounding this complex and often controversial field are examined through five thematic sections:� the sociological theories and methodologies most appropriate for understanding the migratory process, including the changing nature of international migration in an era of globalization � analysis of contemporary types of migration and the cruciality of understanding migration as a dynamic social process - inability to do so may lead to policy failure and unintended consequences � the relationship between migration and development � asylum and refugees � the effects of international migration on citizenship and identity, providing a critical perspective on the emergence of transnationalism.Migration, Citizenship and Identity will appeal to graduate students, senior undergraduates and lecturers in international migration, globalization, sociology, political science, demography and geography. Government officials, civil society activists, social workers, medical personnel, lawyers and other professional groups whose work is concerned with migrants and refugees will also find much to engage them.

Uneasy Reunions

This book is about the migrations for family reunion that have taken place in post-1997 Hong Kong between mothers and children living in mainland China and their long-absent husbands and fathers, residents of Hong Kong.

Uneasy Reunions

This book is about the migrations for family reunion that have taken place in post-1997 Hong Kong between mothers and children living in mainland China and their long-absent husbands and fathers, residents of Hong Kong.

Review of Immigration Problems

Review of Immigration Problems


Special Issue Who Belongs

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society is essential reading for legal scholars with a unique focus on the disciplines of sociology, politics and the humanities. This 60th anniversary issue examines how law defines identity.

Special Issue  Who Belongs

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society is essential reading for legal scholars with a unique focus on the disciplines of sociology, politics and the humanities. This 60th anniversary issue examines how law defines identity. It discusses key topics such as; birthright citizenship, immigrant membership, immigration histories, and citizenship policies.

Migration Citizenship and Democracy

Christine Chwaszcza entwickelt einen moralischen Standpunkt für die ethische Bewertung von Fragen zu Immigration, sozialer und demokratischer Inklusion, der demokratietheoretische Überlegungen und Forderungen post-nationaler Gerechtigkeit ...

Migration  Citizenship  and Democracy

Ökonomische und vorübergehende Migration stellen liberal-demokratische Gesellschaften vor die Herausforderung, traditionelle Ideale von Gesellschaft und demokratischer Inklusion zu überdenken. Christine Chwaszcza entwickelt einen moralischen Standpunkt für die ethische Bewertung von Fragen zu Immigration, sozialer und demokratischer Inklusion, der demokratietheoretische Überlegungen und Forderungen post-nationaler Gerechtigkeit in einer transnationalen Perspektive integriert. Das Buch wendet sich an Forscher und fortgeschrittene Studierenden der Politischen Philosophie, der Rechtsphilosophie und der Sozialwissenschaften.

Acts of Belonging in Modern Societies

This book examines the ways in which the need to belong manifests itself in the post 9/11 world, from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

Acts of Belonging in Modern Societies

This book examines the ways in which the need to belong manifests itself in the post 9/11 world, from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Using queer Turkish women in Berlin as its subjects, the book shows how individuals with seemingly contradictory belongings develop strategies of emotional survival in the face of conflict, which Yorukoglu terms “acts of belonging”. It studies the impact of populist discourses on minorities, exploring concepts such as security, integration, sexual tolerance and cohesion within a causal relationship. Questioning this assumed relationship, the book proposes an alternative approach to study belonging. Acts Of Belonging in Modern Societies supports the empirical research behind the argument that cohesion is not a "sine qua non" of belonging. These acts allow the individual to claim belonging in spite of possible differences. The book provides evocative case studies to reveal the affective, dynamic, complex nature of human connectedness.

Review of the Administration of the Immigration and Nationality Act

Review of the Administration of the Immigration and Nationality Act


Rights Across Borders

Political sociologist David Jacobson argues that transnational migrations have affected ideas of citizenship and the state since World War II. Examining illegal immigration in the United States and migrant and foreign populations in Western ...

Rights Across Borders

Political sociologist David Jacobson argues that transnational migrations have affected ideas of citizenship and the state since World War II. Examining illegal immigration in the United States and migrant and foreign populations in Western Europe, Jacobson shows how differing political cultures have shaped both domestic and international politics.

Nonimmigrant Visas Requirements and Procedures

Nonimmigrant Visas  Requirements and Procedures