Migration, Globalization, and the State

Author: R. Brickner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033762

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Drawing evidence from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the contributors illustrate that even within the common framework of economic globalization, the ways in which the interests of state actors and the agency of migrants intersects continuously shapes and reshapes both home and destination societies.
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Citizenship and Migration

Globalization and the Politics of Belonging

Author: Stephen Castles,Alastair Davidson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415927130

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 6331

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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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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Labor, Globalization and the State

Workers, Women and Migrants Confront Neoliberalism

Author: Debdas Banerjee,Michael Goldfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134059752

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book explores the impact of neoliberal globalization on labour markets and the state in the developed and developing world. It focuses especially on the United States and the economies of Asia – in particular, India. Liberalized trade and investment are thought by neoliberals to be the best levers for raising labour standards, provided labour market flexibility and capital market restructuring accompany them. Labour market flexibility and capital market restructuring, at a first glance, appear to be complementary and symmetric policies. In practice, however, they might have very asymmetric consequences. This book addresses these issues, and it presents a comprehensive analysis of the key questions such as: How far is globalization a ‘real’ threat to the conventional systems of wage fixation, employment pattern, and basic rights at work in both developed, as well as underdeveloped countries? Are casualization and informalization of the workforce direct outcomes of deregulation? How do labour organizations cope with the volatility of the labour market? Are the existing labour market conditions and forms of labour organizations misfits in the globalized business world? Is it at all feasible to choose a high road that combines some degree of labour market flexibility with better labour standards? This book will be of interest to academics working on International Development, Development Economics, Political Economy, Comparative Labour Studies and Asian Studies.
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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Author: Austin Sarat,Stuart Scheingold

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198032373

Category: Law

Page: 432

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This volume brings together contextually sensitive, cross-cultural, and comparative research that analyzes the ways in which cause lawyering is influencing, and being influenced by, the disaggregation of state power associated with democratization and globalization.
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The Mediterranean in the Age of Globalization

Migration, Welfare, and Borders

Author: Natalia Ribas-Mateos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135147961X

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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"The Mediterranean in the Age of Globalization is a welcome corrective to the tendency to present globalization as a homogenous concept, and the failure to describe how it operates in specific regions. Ribas-Mateos examines globalization and migration across the Mediterranean, using an innovative, integrated framework so as to map social places by describing how social, political, cultural, and economic forces are embedded within a globalizing environment.The author articulates an original and compelling narrative, mapping the Mediterranean as a global place where international and regional forces are intertwined in multiple threads. In doing so, she identifies two key components of globalization--affecting specifically forms of welfare and issues of mobility--in the context of a weakening European welfare state and the relocation and reinforcement of Mediterranean borders. Nine Mediterranean cities are investigated as ""gateway"" cities, which shape two major effects of globalization: welfare and mobility. The book challenges conventional North-South perspectives, and focuses and systematizes the way international migration should be conceptualized.The originality of the book results from the author's fieldwork, which is rich in descriptive detail, and from a theory centered around global perspectives. Seven case studies in Southern Europe--Algeciras, Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, Naples, Turin, and Thrace--deal with issues related to migration and the welfare state. She also includes two ethnographies that represent two Mediterranean gateways in the North-South Mediterranean division: Tangiers (in Morocco) and Durres (in Albania), which are mapped as border-cities in the global Mediterranean context. Because of its intrinsically multidisciplinary nature, this superb volume will be of particular interest to academics and social science researchers as well as policymakers and international agencies."
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The Welfare State, Globalization, and International Law

Author: Eyal Benvenisti,Georg Nolte

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642170080

Category: Law

Page: 448

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The book deals with the role of the international level in securing or supplementing national welfare functions. The authors evaluate the role of international labour law, social rights as human rights, the World Trade Organisation, non-governmental organisations and international taxation law, in the effort to maintain and promote welfare rights and the welfare state. The functions of national migration law and of social security law are analysed in case studies.
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Transnational Student-Migrants and the State

The Education-Migration Nexus

Author: Shanthi Robertson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137267089

Category: Education

Page: 202

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International students are often engaged not just in education, but in high stakes towards gaining permanent migration status. This book unpacks the consequences of this education-migration nexus, analyzing migration policies and providing a vivid picture of student-migrants' lived experiences.
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Globalization and the Nation State

2nd Edition

Author: Robert J. Holton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023034416X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8080

Does globalization mean the end of the nation state? Or are nation states able to respond to processes of global change? This impressively comprehensive book examines the connections and conflicts that exist between global and national processes, institutions and cultures. Debating and explaining controversial and contested understandings of globalization, the second edition has new content on: • hot and timely topics, from human rights and migration to new technologies and environmental sustainability • connections between globalization and global events, including the rise of China, the financial crisis and 9/11 • interdisciplinary insights from sociology, political science and economics Thought-provoking and easy to follow, this text will give students across the social sciences a thorough understanding of the history, theories and debates of globalization.
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Selling Diversity

Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity, and Globalization

Author: Yasmeen Abu-Laban,Christina Gabriel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442608455

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Since the 1990s, Canadian policy prescriptions for immigration, multiculturalism, and employment equity have equated globalization with global markets. This interpretation has transformed men and women of various ethnic backgrounds into trade-enhancing commodities who must justify their skills and talents in the language of business. This particular neo-liberal reading of globalization and public policy has resulted in a trend the authors call selling diversity. Using gender, race/ethnicity, and class lenses to frame their analysis, the authors review Canadian immigration, multiculturalism, and employment equity policies, including their different historical origins, to illustrate how a preference for selling diversity has emerged in the last decade. In the process they suggest that a commitment to enhance justice in a diverse society and world has been muted. Yet, neo-liberalism is not the only or inevitable option in this era of globalization, and Canadians are engaging in transnational struggles for rights and equality and thereby increasing the interconnectedness between peoples across the globe. Consequently, the emphasis on selling diversity might be challenged.
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International Migration and Globalization of Domestic Politics

Author: Rey Koslowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203488379

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 9661

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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Migration and European Integration

The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Author: Robert Miles,Dietrich Thränhardt

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838636138

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution

Author: Pranab K. Bardhan,Samuel Bowles,Michael Wallerstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691125190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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Demonstrates that the free flow of goods, capital, and labor has increased the inequality or volatility of labor earnings in advanced industrial societies, while constraining governments' ability to tax the winners to compensate the workers for their loss. This book looks at how globalization affects policies aimed at reducing inequalities.
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International Migration in the Age of Crisis and Globalization

Historical and Recent Experiences

Author: Andrés Solimano

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139490214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9846

The international mobility of people and elites is a main feature of the global economy of today. Immigration augments the labor force in receiving countries and provides many of the bodies and minds that are essential to any vibrant economy. This book is based on a blend of theory, varied country examples, and rich historical material ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. It discusses the conceptual underpinnings of the push and pull factors of current migration waves and their impacts for development on the source and receiving countries. The analysis reviews the historical context under which various migration experiences have taken place - both in periods of internationalism and nationalism - in order to contribute to debates on the desirability of and tensions and costs involved in the current process of international migration.
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Beyond Christendom

Globalization, African Migration, and the Transformation of the West

Author: Jehu Hanciles

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608331032

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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Hanciles does yeoman work in part one synthesizing studies on the impact of globalization, revealing that its outcomes will likely not be determined by the Euro-American heartlands that sparked this movement. Instead, in parts two he shows that migration in general is having an enormous effect on shaping a new world order, and in part three, "Mobile Faith," he advances the case for the migration of Christians as carrying within it the seeds of renewal for the whole church and also the potential to reshape church-state and religion and culture relations globally.
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Globalisation and Migration

New Issues, New Politics

Author: Ronaldo Munck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990714

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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This book critically examines the new issues and new politics regarding migration in the era of globalisation from a majority world perspective. It examines the current shifts in the global political economy and the effects it has, for example, in relation to rural displacement. When and how does this lead to national and/or transnational migration? We need to examine the ways in which migration is cut across and impacts on the generation of racism and xenophobia in the west. The issue of remittances by migrants to the ‘developing’ nations needs careful study as does the controversial issue of ‘brain drain’ versus ‘brain gain’ through migration. The growing importance of trafficking for forced labour has now been taken up by various international bodies but is it the new normality or simply an unfortunate side effect of globalisation to be overcome through legislation? Migration is becoming increasingly gendered in its composition and flows but also in the receiving countries where men and women do very different jobs. We can predict the increasing racialization and gendering of migration but how will the state and society respond to these shifts? This book was published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.
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Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004249508

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identity transformations; and gender relation in Central Asia.
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Globalization, the State, and Violence

Author: Jonathan Friedman

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759102811

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 8176

Friedman and a distinguished group of contributors offer a compelling analysis of globalization and the lethal explosiveness that characterizes the current world order. In particular, they investigate global processes and political forces that determine networks of crime, commerce and terror, and reveal the economic, social and cultural fragmentation of transnational networks. The authors analyze the increasing criminalization of ethnic populations, the massively destabililizing effect of migration processes, and new forms of transnational criminal networks that represents disintegration of larger homogeneous territories. This book will be a valuable reference in anthropology, social theory, international politics and economics, ethnic and immigration studies, and economic history. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

A Reader

Author: Denise A. Segura,Patricia Zavella

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822341185

Category: Social Science

Page: 595

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Seminal essays on how women adapt to the structural transformations caused by the large migration from Mexico to the U.S.A., how they create or contest representations of their identities in light of their marginality, and give voice to their own agency.
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Forced Migration and Global Politics

Author: Alexander Betts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444315875

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 4087

Using real-world examples and in-depth case studies, ForcedMigration and Global Politics systematically appliesInternational Relations theory to explore the internationalpolitics of forced migration. Provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction tothe main debates and concepts in international relations andexamines their relevance for understanding forced migration Utilizes a wide-range of real-world examples and in-depth casestudies, including the harmonization of EU asylum and immigrationpolicy and the securitization of asylum since 9/11 Explores the relevance of cutting-edge debates in internationalrelations to forced migration
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