Migrants, Refugees, and Foreign Policy

U. S. and German Policies Toward Countries of Origin

Author: Rainer Munz,Myron Weiner

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571810885

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Foreign policies have always played an important role in the movements of migrants. A number of essays in this volume show how the foreign policies of the United States and Germany have directly or inadvertently contributed to the influx from the former Yugoslavia, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union. Now being faced with growing resistance to admit foreigners into their countries, both governments have once again been using foreign-policy instruments in an effort to change the conditions in the refugees' countries of origin which forced people to leave. This volume addresses questions such as which policies can influence governments to improve their human rights, protect minorities, end internal strife, reduce the level of violence, or improve economic conditions so that large numbers of people need not leave their homes.
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Migrants, refugees and foreign policy

prevention and intervention strategies in the global community

Author: M. ʻBimbo Ogunbanjo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 38

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Threatened Peoples, Threatened Borders

World Migration and U.S. Policy

Author: Michael S. Teitelbaum,Myron Weiner

Publisher: The American Assembly

ISBN: N.A

Category: Emigration

Page: 336

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Seeking Refuge

Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada

Author: María Cristina García

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520247019

Category: History

Page: 273

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Tells the story of the 20th-century Central American migration, and how domestic and foreign policy interests shaped the asylum policies of Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
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Refugees and international relations

Author: Gil Loescher,Laila Monahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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Cuny and Barry Stein.
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Aufenthaltsrecht und Migrationssteuerung

Author: Jürgen Bast

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161507267

Category: Law

Page: 340

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English summary: Jurgen Bast provides a fresh reading of current immigration law in Germany. His study on the legal framework for the control of migration for employment, on family grounds, or for protection purposes, departs from traditional patterns of police law in favour of a more modern understanding of regulating migration processes by means of law. German description: Jurgen Bast schlagt vor, das uberkommene Auslander- und Asylrecht als ein modernes, sozialgestaltendes Migrationsrecht zu verstehen, dessen Zentrum die ordnungsrechtliche Steuerung der Zuwanderung bildet: das Aufenthaltsrecht. Seine Analyse nutzt rechtsgeschichtliche, politikwissenschaftliche und soziologische Erkenntnisse, um funf konkurrierende Perspektiven auf das Migrationsgeschehen zu identifizieren, die im Recht aufeinandertreffen. Auf dieser Grundlage entfaltet er die volker- und verfassungsrechtliche Rahmenordnung fur deutsche und europaische Gesetzgebung und zeigt Ordnungsmuster der verwaltungsrechtlichen Steuerung der Arbeits-, Familien- und Fluchtmigration auf. Als Entscheidung von grosser Tragweite erweist sich, dass das geltende Aufenthaltsgesetz allen Zuwanderern Passagen zur Einwanderung eroffnet, indem es ein Daueraufenthaltsrecht in Aussicht stellt.
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Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1961

Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session on H.R. 8291 ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Emigration and immigration law

Page: 27

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Considers H.R. 8291, to consolidate Presidential authority for implementation of refugee and migration programs and policy.
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International Migration and the Globalization of Domestic Politics

Author: Rey Koslowski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415429676

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Increasing international migration, the information revolution and democratization have propelled a globalization of the domestic politics of many states and, although diasporic politics is not new, emigrant political participation in homeland politics has grown as well as adapted to the new methods of the information revolution. This book examines the participation of emigrants in their home country politics. It considers the consequences of such participation for domestic and foreign policies in both host and home country, and explores the theoretical implications for democracy, nationalism, the state and the shape of world politics in the future. It includes detailed case studies of Turkish emigrants in Europe, the US and Saudi Arabia, Kurds in Europe, Israeli emigrants and the American Jewish community, Mexicans in the US, Chinese throughout the Pacific Rim, Indians in the US and Russians who found themselves outside Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed. By providing extensive documentation of emigrant political activity with significant impact on homeland politics and foreign policies, this work provides ammunition to the argument that international migration, globalization and transnational phenomena pose serious challenges to the state and the international system of states. It will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists and area studies specialists as well as political science and international relations scholars.
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Immigrants, refugees, and U.S. policy

Author: Grant S. McClellan

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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A compilation of articles, reprinted from various magazines and newspapers, which survey the current immigration and refugee problems and their affect on Americans and which suggest reforms of present government polices.
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Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe

Author: Oxana Shevel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502336

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Why do similar postcommunist states respond differently to refugees? Why do some states privilege certain refugee groups, while other states do not? This book presents a theory to account for this puzzle, and it centers on the role of the politics of nation-building and of the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). A key finding of the book is that when the boundaries of a nation are contested (and thus there is no consensus on which group should receive preferential treatment in state policies), a political space for a receptive and nondiscriminatory refugee policy opens up. The book speaks to the broader questions of how nationalism matters after communism and under what conditions and through what mechanisms international actors can influence domestic polices. The analysis is based on extensive primary research the author conducted in four languages in the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
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Die neue Odyssee

Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692281

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Europa ist mit der größten Migrationsbewegung seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs konfrontiert – und niemand hat intensiver über diese Krise berichtet als Patrick Kingsley. Der erst 26 Jahre alte Reporter des "Guardian" hat 2015 drei Kontinente und 17 Länder bereist, Hunderte von Migranten getroffen und mit ihnen die Fluchtrouten durch Wüsten, über Berge und Meere zurückgelegt. Dieses Buch erzählt ihre Geschichte. Patrick Kingsley legt ein hohes Tempo vor. Er reist mit dem Syrer Hashem al-Souki auf dem Zug, trinkt selbstgebrannten (und verbotenen) Schnaps mit dem libyschen Menschenschmuggler Haji, der einmal Jurastudent war, marschiert mit Fattemah Abu al-Rouse, der schwangeren syrischen Lehrerin, die Angst hat, ihr Kind zu verlieren, durch die Wildnis des Balkans, ist an Bord eines Bootes im Mittelmeer. Er schildert, wie das Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Geschäft mit dem Menschenhandel in Libyen, der Türkei und Ägypten organisiert wird. Er zeigt, wie lokale Kaufleute und korrupte Politiker in Italien vom Elend der Menschen profitieren. Er beschreibt die Fluchtrouten, hinterfragt die Ursachen der Krise und die Gründe für die bedrückende Reaktion so vieler Europäer. "Die neue Odyssee" ist ein großartiges Buch, das niemand so leicht vergisst, der es gelesen hat.
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Homo sacer

Die souveräne Macht und das nackte Leben

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351878420X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Der homo sacer ist die Verkörperung einer archaischen römischen Rechtsfigur: Zwar durfte er straflos getötet, nicht aber geopfert werden, was auch seine Tötung sinnlos und ihn gleichsam unberührbar machte – woraus sich der Doppelsinn von sacer als ›verflucht‹ und ›geheiligt‹ ableitet. Giorgio Agamben stellt im Anschluß an Foucault und als philosophische Korrektur von dessen Konzept der Biopolitik die These auf, daß Biopolitik, indem sie den Menschen auf einen biologischen Nullwert zurückzuführen versucht, das nackte Leben zum eigentlichen Subjekt der Moderne macht. Ausgehend von Carl Schmitts Souveränitätskonzept, kommt Agamben zu einer Interpretation des Konzentrationslagers als »nomos der Moderne«, wo Recht und Tat, Regel und Ausnahme, Leben und Tod ununterscheidbar werden. In den zwischen Leben und Tod siechenden Häftlingen, aber auch in den Flüchtlingen von heute sieht er massenhaft real gewordene Verkörperungen des homo sacer und des nackten Lebens. Die philosophische Begründung dessen, daß diese Möglichkeit keineswegs nur historisch ist, hat eine Diskussion entfacht, die weit über Italien und Europa hinausreicht.
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International Migration and Refugee Law. Does Germany's Migration Policy Toward Syrian Refugees Comply?

Author: Jasmin Lilian Diab

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3960676514

Category: Law

Page: 135

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Germany will spend around $6.6 billion to cope with an estimated 800,000 refugees expected to have entered the country in the year 2016; this reality indeed extending further into 2017. Despite this overwhelming number of people entering the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that there is “no legal limit to the number of asylum seekers Germany will take in in the coming years.” The announcement by Merkel's coalition government arrived following Germany and Austria opening their borders to the large numbers of refugees making their way north and west from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. In particular, this statement came after the Syrian refugee crisis created the biggest refugee crisis the world has seen since the Second World War. Germany is seen as the immigration hub of Europe. It also happens to be the second most popular destination for immigrants after the United States of America. Germany is also the country in Europe with the highest numbers of foreign nationals to date. Germany established a new immigration law in 2005 was born out of a realization that it was coming to terms with a demographic crisis stemming from an ageing population and further complimented by a sharp decline national birth rates. In foresight, and within this unfortunate context, migration was seen by much of the German political class as an economic necessity, and the answer to the German economic and demographic time bomb. Between the years 2009 and 2014, annual net migration in Germany rose from 100,000 to 580,000 individuals. Moreover, the inflow of foreign nationals increased from 266,000 to 790,000 individuals. As of January 2015, approximately 10% of residents in Germany were foreign nationals, with around 12% born outside the country. Naturally, these figures have all risen significantly following Merkel’s decision to allow what has reached one million refugees and migrants into Germany across 2016 and moving into 2017. Moving from this reality, the research will focus on the importance of the compliance of Germany’s migration policy with International Refugee and Migration Law, as it is crucial for the country’s survivability and move forward throughout this phase of its history. The importance of the research lies in whether or not Germany’s migration policy towards the Syrian Refugees in particular complies with its duties toward international law embodied in the treaties and conventions it has committed to.
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The Political Economy of Refugee Migration and Foreign Aid

Author: M. Czaika

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023027420X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

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This book explores the determinants of forced migration and its political implications from an economic perspective. It describes the distribution of burdens from forced migration across countries, and analyzes the strategic interaction of national refugee policies to control refugee flows.
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Global Migrants, Global Refugees

Problems and Solutions

Author: Aristide R. Zolberg,Peter M. Benda

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571811691

Category: History

Page: 369

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Includes statistics.
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Desperate Crossings

Seeking Refuge in America

Author: Norman L. Zucker,Naomi Flink Zucker

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563247286

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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This work provides an examination of US refugee policy since the 1960s, particularly as it has been applied to Cuba, Haiti and Central America. The authors also address world-wide refugee problems, proposing ideas for the 21st century.
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Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless in South Asia

Author: Partha S. Ghosh

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351508552

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A comprehensive assessment of the economic, social and cultural impacts of migration within South Asia This book addresses the concept of migration with the aim of building theory as well as drawing from existing theories to understand South Asian realities. It highlights the less-explored cultural dimensions of migration—music, literature, cinema and art—thereby extending migration research into the realms of security discourse. The author explores how ideas migrate along with people, and the extent to which the process of transformation and adaptation of these ideas is necessitated by social interactions in the adopted society. Since South Asia is culturally diverse, most migrants need to adapt themselves to unfamiliar social milieus, and this juxtaposition finds expression in rich and diverse cultural forms. The book will be indispensable to researchers and scholars of migration studies, South Asia studies, social anthropology and international relations.
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