Citizenship and Immigration

Author: Christian Joppke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658393

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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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 the welfare state; the decline of multiculturalism accompanied by the continuing rise of antidiscrimination policies; and the new state campaigns to “upgrade” 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.
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The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration

Principles and Challenges in America

Author: Edward J. Erler,Thomas G. West,John A. Marini

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742558557

Category: History

Page: 171

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Working with the underlying premise that America's founding principles continue to be vital in the modern era, Erler, Marini, and West take a conservative look at immigration, one of today's most pressing political issues. Character the capacity to live a life befitting republican citizens is, as the Founders knew, crucial to the debate about immigration. The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration seeks to revive the issue of republican character in the current immigration debate and to elucidate the constitutional foundations of American citizenship. Published in cooperation with the Claremont Institute."
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Citizenship and Immigration in Postwar Britain

Author: Randall Hansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0191583014

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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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. -
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Citizenship, Identity, and Immigration in the European Union

Between Past and Future

Author: Theodora Kostakopoulou

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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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.
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How Race Is Made in America

Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts

Author: Natalia Molina

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520280083

Category: History

Page: 207

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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.
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Citizenship and Immigration

Author: Tom Lansford

Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers

ISBN: 9781422236260

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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What defines a citizen? Who can become one? Does the creation of new citizens benefit a country or threaten it? All democracies grapple with questions about who should or should not become citizens of their countries. But not all countries answer these questions in the same ways. The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world's challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called "the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried." Each title in this series contains an introduction, color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
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Immigration and Citizenship in Japan

Author: Erin Aeran Chung

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139484648

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Japan is currently the only advanced industrial democracy with a fourth-generation immigrant problem. As other industrialized countries face the challenges of incorporating post-war immigrants, Japan continues to struggle with the incorporation of pre-war immigrants and their descendants. Whereas others have focused on international norms, domestic institutions, and recent immigration, this book argues that contemporary immigration and citizenship politics in Japan reflect the strategic interaction between state efforts to control immigration and grassroots movements by multi-generational Korean resident activists to gain rights and recognition specifically as permanently settled foreign residents of Japan. Based on in-depth interviews and fieldwork conducted in Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Osaka, this book aims to further our understanding of democratic inclusion in Japan by analyzing how those who are formally excluded from the political process voice their interests and what factors contribute to the effective representation of those interests in public debate and policy.
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Citizenship and immigrant incorporation

comparative perspectives on North America and Western Europe

Author: Gökçe Yurdakul,Y. Michal Bodemann

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230600133

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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In recent years, scholarly attention has shifted away from debates on ethnicity#xA0; to focus on issues of migration and citizenship. Inspired, in part, by earlier studies on European guestworker migration, these#xA0; debates are fed by the new "transnational mobility", by the immigration of Muslims, by the increasing importance of human rights law, and by the critical attention now paid to women migrants. With respect to citizenship, many discussions address the diverse citizenship regimes. The present#xA0; volume, together with its predecessor (Bodemann and Yurdakul 2006), addresses these often contentious#xA0; issues. A common denominator which unites the various contributions is the question of#xA0; migrant agency, in other words, the ways in which#xA0; Western societies are not only transforming migrants, but are themselves being transformed by new migrations.
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Citizenship, immigration and ethnic groups in Canada

a bibliography of research. Citoyenneté, immigration et groupes ethniques au Canada; une bibliographie de recherches, published and unpublished sources 1920-1958

Author: Canada. Dept. of Citizenship and Immigration. Economic and Social Research Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 190

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Becoming a Citizen

Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada

Author: Irene Bloemraad

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520248984

Category: History

Page: 369

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"Becoming a Citizen is a terrific book. Important, innovative, well argued, theoretically significant, and empirically grounded. It will be the definitive work in the field for years to come."--Frank D. Bean, Co-Director, Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy "This book is in three ways innovative. First, it avoids the domestic navel-gazing of U.S .immigration studies, through an obvious yet ingenious comparison with Canada. Second, it shows that official multiculturalism and common citizenship may very well go together, revealing Canada, and not the United States, as leader in successful immigrant integration. Thirdly, the book provides a compelling picture of how the state matters in making immigrants citizens. An outstanding contribution to the migration and citizenship literature!"--Christian Joppke, American University of Paris
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Legislative Scrutiny: Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill Ninth Report of Session 2008-09 Report, Together with Formal Minutes and Written Evide

Author: House of Commons Join

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104424971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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In this report on the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights says the Government should reconsider proposed changes to the pathway to British citizenship. Whilst the Bill does not change the underlying position of migrants' access to benefits, it extends the time it takes to get to applying for citizenship by a year. During this period a person given the new 'probationary citizenship' will be ineligible for 15 different types of benefit that are available to those with 'indefinite leave to remain'. The Committee is also concerned that the new rules may be applied retrospectively and urges the Government not to override the legitimate expectations of migrants already on the path to citizenship under the current rules. The Committee also has concerns about the proposed 'short cut' to citizenship, reducing the time it takes to naturalise can by two years if applicants participate in unpaid community activity. Tracking this activity risks infringing people's right to privacy, and the Committee is also concerned that the requirement risks penalising people who are unable to undertake such activities, because of disability or caring responsibilities or because they are already in paid full time work. The Committee welcomes the new positive duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the discharge of immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions and the reversal of the Government's previous policy of excluding children subject to immigration control from the protection of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Immigration and the Law

Race, Citizenship, and Social Control

Author: Sofía Espinoza Álvarez,Martin Guevara Urbina

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816537623

Category: Law

Page: 392

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A critical look at the mechanisms, beliefs, and ideologies that govern U.S. immigration laws, and the social impacts of their enforcement--Provided by publisher.
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Redefining Australians

Immigration, Citizenship, and National Identity

Author: Ann-Mari Jordens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 202

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This book provides the historical context for current debates on national identity, the need for a republic, the meaning of citizenship, and immigration. It details the reforms essential to successfully absorb a diverse migrant population.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Naturalization Ceremony

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naturalization

Page: 3

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Oath of allegiance -- Children and citizenship -- Obtaining a U.S. passport.
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Immigration and Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Noah M. J. Pickus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461637635

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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In this important book, a distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and legal experts explore three related issues: the Immigration and Naturalization Service's historic review of its citizenship evaluation, recent proposals to alter the oath of allegiance and the laws governing dual citizenship, and the changing rights and responsibilities of citizens and resident aliens in the United States. How Americans address these issues, the contributors argue, will shape broader debates about multiculturalism, civic virtue and national identity. The response will also determine how many immigrants become citizens and under what conditions, what these new citizens learn_and teach_about the meaning of American citizenship, and whether Americans regard newcomers as intruders or as fellow citizens with whom they share a common fate.
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Rights Across Borders

Immigration and the Decline of Citizenship

Author: David Jacobson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9780801851506

Category: Political Science

Page: 181

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In Rights across Borders, political sociologist David Jacobson asks how transnational migrations have affected our ideas of citizenship and the state since World War II. Jacobson shows how citizenship has been increasingly devalued as governments extend rights to foreign populations and how, in turn, international human rights law has become increasingly important. Analyzing the ideas behind key international documents and discussions on human rights, Jacobson traces the ascendancy of these ideas and shows how they have caused a reexamination of basic notions of citizenship and the nation state. He also explores the implications of these developments for domestic and international politics. Jacobson examines illegal immigration in the United States and migrant and foreign populations in Western Europe, with a special focus on Germany and France. He shows how the differing political cultures of these countries - the ethnic basis of citizenship in Germany versus its political basis in the United States, for instance - have shaped their responses to immigration challenges. Addressing the timely issue of recent large-scale immigration and its impact upon host societies, Rights across Borders offers a lucid and insightful presentation of a difficult and complex issue.
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U.S. Immigration and Citizenship

Author: Allan Wernick

Publisher: Clerisy Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 347

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Researched and written by a top immigration lawyer, here's the complete reference for anyone needing the most recent information to immigrate legally to the United States, including instructions for registering visas, green cards, citizenship and more.
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