Immigration and the Transformation of Europe

Author: Craig A. Parsons,Timothy M. Smeeding

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139458809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 3080

A new kind of historic transformation is underway in twenty-first-century Europe. Twentieth-century Europeans were no strangers to social, economic and political change, but their major challenges focused mainly on the intra-European construction of stable, prosperous, capitalist democracies. Today, by contrast, one of the major challenges is flows across borders - and particularly in-flows of non-European people. Immigration and minority integration consistently occupy the headlines. The issues which rival immigration - unemployment, crime, terrorism - are often presented by politicians as its negative secondary effects. Immigration is also intimately connected to the profound challenges of demographic change, economic growth and welfare-state reform. Both academic observers and the European public are increasingly convinced that Europe's future will largely turn on how is admits and integrates non-Europeans. This book is a comprehensive stock-taking of the contemporary situation and its policy implications.

Der Selbstmord Europas

Immigration, Identität, Islam

Author: Douglas Murray

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960921802

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 2681

Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.

German Multiculturalism

Immigrant Integration and the Transformation of Citizenship

Author: Brett Klopp

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275976279

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 9166

Klopp examines the issues of immigration, integration, and multiculturalism in Germany.

An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation

European Perspectives

Author: Anna Amelina,Kenneth Horvath,Bruno Meeus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319236660

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

View: 9924

The contributions of this book examine contemporary dynamics of migration and mobility in the context of the general societal transformations that have taken place in Europe over the past few decades. The book will help readers to better understand the manifold ways in which migration trends in the region are linked to changing political-economic constellations, orders of power and inequality, and political discourses. It begins with an introduction to a number of theoretical approaches that address the nexus between migration and general societal shifts, including processes of supranationalisation, EU enlargement, postsocialist transformations and rescaling. It then provides a comprehensive overview of the political regulation of migration through border control and immigration policies. The contributions that follow detail the dynamic changes of individual migration patterns and their implications for the agency of mobile individuals. The final part challenges the reader to consider how policies and practices of migration are linked to symbolic struggles over belonging and rights, describing a wide range of expressions of such conflicts, from cosmopolitanism to racism and xenophobia. This book is aimed at researchers in various fields of the social sciences and can be used as course reading for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of international migration, transnational and European studies. It will be a beneficial resource for scholars looking for material on the most current conceptual tools for analysis of the nexus of migration and societal transformation in Europe.

Integration as Multiculturalism

Immigration and the Transformation of Citizenship in Germany

Author: Brett Klopp

Publisher: N.A


Category: Citizenship

Page: 416

View: 5307


Migration and Religion in Europe

Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences

Author: Ester Gallo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317096371

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 3989

Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicized by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity. As new immigrant flows shape religious pluralism in Europe, longstanding relations between the State and Church are challenged, together with majority-faith traditions and societies’ ways of representing and perceiving themselves. With attention to variations according to national setting, this volume explores the process of reformulating religious identities and practices amongst South Asian 'communities' in European contexts, Presenting a wide range of ethnographies, including studies of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Islam amongst migrant communities in contexts as diverse as Norway, Italy, the UK, France and Portugal, Migration and Religion in Europe sheds light on the meaning of religious practices to diasporic communities. It examines the manner in which such practices can be used by migrants and local societies to produce distance or proximity, as well as their political significance in various 'host' nations. Offering insights into the affirmation of national identities and cultures and the implications of this for governance and political discourse within Europe, this book will appeal to scholars with interests in anthropology, religion and society, migration, transnationalism and gender.

Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation

Ireland in Europe and the World

Author: Bryan Fanning,Ronaldo Munck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317126882

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2121

In the space of around ten years Ireland went from being a traditional labour exporter to a leading European economy, and thus an attractive destination for immigrants from Eastern Europe and further afield. This produced a singular social laboratory, which this book explores in all its complexity set against the backdrop of globalization. Until recently seen as a showcase for the success of globalization, Ireland also became a destination for those displaced by the effects of globalization elsewhere. Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation takes Ireland as a paradigmatic case of social transformation, exploring the reasons why emigration was so rapidly replaced by immigration, along with the social, political, cultural and economic effects of this shift. Presenting the latest research around the themes of identity, social transformations and EU and Irish politics and policy, this book offers a rich array of detailed empirical case studies drawn from Ireland, which shed light on the experiences of immigrant groups from around the world and the wider processes of social transformation. In addition, it examines the manner in which the Irish state and the broader political system relate to new migrants and vice-versa, thus advancing our comparative understanding of how the European Union is responding to the challenge of mass migration. Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation makes a strong contribution to the comparative literature on immigration and integration, diaspora and social transformation in the era of globalization, and as such, it will appeal to social scientists with interests in migration, race and ethnicity, globalization and Irish studies.

Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe

Author: Raymond Taras

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654895

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 7985

This cross-national analysis of Islamophobia looks at these questions in an innovative, even-handed way, steering clear of politically-correct cliches and stereotypes. It cautions that Islamophobia is a serious threat to European values and norms, and mus

Widows in White

Migration and the Transformation of Rural Italian Women, Sicily, 1880-1920

Author: Linda Reeder

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085252

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 4854

Tracing the changing notions of female and male in rural Sicily, Linda Reeder examines the lives of rural Sicilian women and the changes that took place as a result of male migration to the United States.

Conservatism in Canada

Author: James Harold Farney,David Rayside

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666323

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 6541

With the electoral success of the Harper Conservatives federally and of a number of conservative parties provincially, the topic of Canadian conservatism is more important to our understanding of Canadian party politics than ever before. This timely volume presents the first comprehensive examination of Canadian conservatism in a generation – a period during which its nature has changed substantially. Conservatism in Canada explores the ideological character of contemporary Canadian conservatism, its support in the electorate, its impact on public policies such as immigration and foreign policy, and its articulation at both federal and provincial levels. The essays include comparisons with other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, as well as specific examinations of conservatism in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec. Featuring contributions by both established and new scholars in the fields of political science and public policy, this volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the changing nature of Canadian conservatism and its broader implications for the future of this country.

Immigration, Diversity, and Education

Author: Elena L. Grigorenko,Ruby Takanishi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135213585

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 5486

This edited volume presents an overview of research and policy issues pertaining to children from birth to 10 who are first- and second-generation immigrants to the U.S., as well as native-born children of immigrants. The contributors offer interdisciplinary perspectives on recent developments and research findings on children of immigrants. By accessibly presenting research findings and policy considerations in the field, this collection lays the foundation for changes in child and youth policies associated with the shifting ethnic, cultural, and linguistic profile of the U.S. population.

Borders, Fences and Walls

State of Insecurity?

Author: Assoc Prof Elisabeth Vallet

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472429664

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 4473

This book explores the issue of how the return of the border fences and walls as a political tool may be symptomatic of a new era in border studies and international relations. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this volume examines problems that include security issues ; the recurrence and/or decline of the wall; wall discourses ; legal approaches to the wall; the ‘wall industry’ and border technology as well as their symbolism, role, objectives and efficiency.

Limits of Citizenship

Migrants and Postnational Membership in Europe

Author: Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226768427

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 8990

3. Explaining incorporation regimes

The Governance Report 2014

Author: The Hertie School of Governance

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191017078

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 3669

Democratic governance faces unprecedented challenges across the OECD world and beyond. Enormous strains will be placed on states' resources and their governing capacities to deal with the combined effects of the financial crisis, climate change, and demographic change. The basic foundations of established 'statehood' will be tested. At the same time, the architecture of the state has fundamentally changed over the past three decades. The Governance Report 2014 questions whether governments still have the capacities to respond. The Report develops a framework to explore the administrative capacities of the public sector in OECD countries, analyses how these capacities have been used to develop innovative policy approaches to key governance challenges, and explores governance innovations to enhance governance capacities. In addition, the Report presents a dashboard of indicators that assess administrative capacities from multiple perspectives. The Governance Report 2014 advances the debate on the problem-solving capacity of the modern state in the light of ongoing and future challenges.

Transformation of the Employment Structure in the EU and USA, 1995-2007

Author: Enrique Fernandez-Macias,John Hurley,Donald Storrie

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023029779X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 9527

To what extent did European countries create 'more and better jobs' – as the EU's Lisbon agenda targeted - after 1995? And to what extent did employment growth in Europe between 1995-2007 reflect the pattern of growing good and bad jobs and a 'disappearing middle' identified in the US labour market? Addressing these questions, this collection describes the changing structure of jobs during the period of robust employment expansion that preceded the 2008 financial crisis. It also provides analysis of labour market developments in these developed economies in terms of gender, international mobility and debates over the quality of work. All of the contributions in this collection originate from a common jobs-based, structural approach to labour market analysis using the same comprehensive dataset.

Die Identitäre Generation

Eine Kriegserklärung an die 68er

Author: Markus Willinger

Publisher: Arktos

ISBN: 1907166408

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

View: 9042

Dass die europaischen Volker ihr Recht auf ihr Erbe, ihre Geschichte und sogar auf ihre eigenen Heimatlander verleugnen, ist langst ein typisches Syndrom des modernen Westens geworden. Masseneinwanderung, selektive und unseriose Medienberichterstattung, die Forderung des Unnaturlichen, oder bestenfalls gedankenloser Massenkonsum, sind dabei die europaische Kultur zu zerstoren. Europas autochthone Bevolkerung besteht fast ausschliesslich aus atomisierten Individuen, denen jeder Sinn in ihrem Leben fehlt, und die Tag um Tag von der politischen Klasse schikaniert werden. Es gibt viele Meinungen wie es dazu kommen konnte, doch die Proteste vom Mai 1968 waren zweifellos ein Wendepunkt auf dem Weg Europas in eine sich selbst hassende, dekadente Gesellschaft. Dieses Buch ist jedoch kein Geschichtsbuch. Es handelt nicht davon wie Europa sich in seine missliche Lage manovriert hat, sondern davon, was zu Europas Rettung getan werden muss, und vor allem wer es tun muss. Nachdem eine ganze Generation von politischen Journalisten und akademischen Pseudoeliten unseren Kontinent verraten hat, ist es nun die Aufgabe der Jugend, die unter dieser kranken Gesellschaft am meisten zu leiden hatte, das Blatt zu wenden. In Die identitare Generation, prasentiert der junge Aktivist Markus Willinger seine geistigen Leitlinien fur die aufkommende identitare Bewegung. Willinger liefert uns ein kristallklares Bild dessen, was falsch lief, und zeigt an in welcher Richtung wir nach Losungen suchen mussen. In einem nahtlosen Ubergang zwischen radikal politischer und existenzialistisch philosophischer Sphare, spricht Die identitare Generation in harten und doch poetischen Worten aus, was junge Europaer den korrupten Reprasentanten der politischen und sozialen Klasse schon langst hatten sagen sollen. Dabei ist dieses Buch weit mehr als nur ein Manifest. Es ist eine Kriegserklarung. Markus Willinger wurde 1992 in Scharding am Inn in Osterreich geboren. Seit seinem 15. Lebensjahr ist er fur die neue Rechte politisch aktiv, und studiert momentan Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Universitat Stuttgart."

Basic Documents on International Migration Law

Third Revised Edition

Author: Richard Plender

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004152393

Category: Law

Page: 850

View: 5891

Since the publication of the second edition of this outstanding collection there has been a continued and rapid growth in the number international conventions, protocols, declarations and recommendations governing migration; and a transformation of the European Union’s the legislation on the subject. The present edition takes account of these developments.

Immigration and Welfare

Challenging the Borders of the Welfare State

Author: Michael Bommes,Andrew Geddes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134593708

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 8473

Immigration and Welfare avoids simplistic and unhelpful notions of the 'threat' of immigration to analyse the effects of immigration on national welfare states in an integrating Europe. It explores new migration challenges, such as asylum seekers and Europe's increasingly restrictive immigration policies, and looks at the implications of such debates for immigrant and immigrant-origin communities across Europe.

The Legal Elements of European Identity

EU Citizenship and Migration Law

Author: Elspeth Guild

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041123040

Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 7079

The individual has become visible throughout Europe and within its institutions as a potential or actual rights holder. He or she is no longer defined as visible or invisible in law by the nation state alone. In today's Europe, he or she establishes identity'that is, the rights to entry, residence, work, family life, and protection from expulsion'through a multilayered legal structure involving the nation state, the EU, and the Council of Europe and all their political, administrative, and judicial arenas. In this remarkable study Elspeth Guild examines the ways in which law in Europe defines the status of the individual and his or her entitlements as regards identity. Among her enlightening approaches to this complex subject the following may be listed: the right to move across borders;the limitations of citizenship of the Union as currently construed;social benefits of citizenship;residence; immigration;family reunification;human rights of foreigners;asylum;expulsion and readmission;racial discrimination; andlong-resident third-country nationals. The analysis includes extensive reference to relevant cases, especially European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights decisions. This is a work of great value and insight. As more and more legislation is adopted in the area of European citizenship, courts will increasingly be called upon to articulate the relationship of individuals to the territory and society in which they find themselves. And as this inevitable development is defined, all jurists and legal academics who care for civil society in Europe will discover this deeply considered book afresh.

In Search of Europe's Borders

Author: C. Groenendijk,Kees Groenendijk,Elspeth Guild,Paul E. Minderhoud

Publisher: Springer


Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 764

Borders define territories within which identities and order are described and delineated. The triptych of indentities, borders and orders is central to understanding the nature of sovereignty and the relations between countries. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the European Union. The changing definition and placement of the border is one of the most striking features of the recent transformations of the Union. The definition of what a border is and where it is for persons has moved out of the territory of national sovereignty and has become the preserve in law of the European Community. The enlargement of the European Union towards the countries of Central and Eastern Europe has created new challenges for the concept of borders in the EU. This volume examines the extent of the Community power and the legal meaning of the EU's borders, as well as the ways to control (or not) the movement of persons across borders. It considers the legal texts - EC law on visas, the Regulations on visas, the meaning of borders for persons in Community Law, the Schengen acquis and its incorporation into the EC Treaty (and where appropriate the TEU); national practice and its transformation with the insertion of the private sector's responsibility for the control of borders and judicial control. The point of departure is the perspective of the individual who is seeking to cross these borders.