The Local Dimension of Migration Policymaking

Author: Tiziana Caponio,Maren Borkert

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642323

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

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This edited volume prompts a fresh look at immigrant integration policy. Revealing just where immigrants & their receiving societies interact everyday, it shows how societal inclusion is administered & produced at a local level. The studies focus on three issue areas of migration policy - citizenship, welfare services & religious diversity.
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Variationen des Städtischen – Variationen lokaler Politik

Author: Marlon Barbehön,Sybille Münch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658133945

Category: Political Science

Page: 373

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Der Sammelband widmet sich in 14 Beiträgen der Frage, in welchen Bereichen und auf welchen Beobachtungsebenen sich Varianten des Städtischen und lokaler Politik beobachten lassen, wie sich lokalpolitische Varianzen zur Unterschiedlichkeit von Städten verhalten und welcher theoretischer und konzeptioneller Zugriffe es bedarf, um das genuin Städtische lokaler Politik erfassen zu können. Denn obgleich Städte regelmäßig als Projektionsfläche dienen, um zu gesellschaftspolitischen Diagnosen zu gelangen, sind sie durch eine große Vielfalt gekennzeichnet, die sich in spezifischen politischen Prioritätensetzungen, Entscheidungsprozessen und Politikergebnissen zu erkennen gibt.
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Handbuch Lokale Integrationspolitik

Author: Frank Gesemann,Roland Roth

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658134097

Category: Social Science

Page: 894

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Dieser Band bietet eine umfassende und problemorientierte Bestandsaufnahme der kommunalen Integrationspolitik in Deutschland sowie ihrer aktuellen Stärken und Problemzonen. Ihre Politikfelder, Themen und Akteure werden im Detail vorgestellt. Ein Blick auf internationale Erfahrungen erweitert den Möglichkeitshorizont. Die Beiträge dieser Veröffentlichung haben einen doppelten Anspruch. Sie informieren einerseits zuverlässig über den Stand der wissenschaftlichen Debatte und halten andererseits Reflexions- und Praxiswissen für die verschiedenen Akteure des Integrationsgeschehens bereit.Für die ökonomische, soziale und kulturelle Integration von Migrantinnen und Migranten sind Städte und Gemeinden als Orte des alltäglichen Zusammenlebens von zentraler Bedeutung. Die Erkenntnis, dass die Bundesrepublik zu einer Einwanderungsgesellschaft geworden ist, die von gelingender Zuwanderung profitieren kann, hat auf der kommunalen Ebene früh eingesetzt. Was oft als pragmatisches Improvisieren begann, wurde inzwischen an vielen Orten zu integrationspolitischen Gesamtkonzepten weiterentwickelt, in die alle kommunalen Handlungsfelder einbezogen sind.
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The Multicultural Dilemma

Migration, Ethnic Politics, and State Intermediation

Author: Michelle Hale Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041562861X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This work seeks to explore the contemporary challenge of government in multicultural societies, drawing together a wide range of contributors to examine how ethnic difference could better understood and mediated by modern nation states. Divided into three sections, the book centres round the notion that changing patterns of migration bring escalating obstacles to integration or assimilation. In the first section, contributors focus on the theory that immigrants are the actors that catalyze contemporary multicultural dilemmas within states, with a particular focus on diaspora and how a diaspora community may differ in some ways from other kinds of immigrant community. Section two identifies key factors in shaping ethnic identity before moving on to examine the state of the debate over whether identity can be changed or manipulated. The contributors to this section provide valuable insights into the catalysts and causes of ethnic division and tension, by showing factors in the development of ethnic identity. In the third section, the focus turns to strategies for mediating multicultural challenges and managing internal diversity in multicultural society, offering structural and institutional solutions with evidence of application in specific cases and country contexts. Offering a comprehensive overview of this pressing issue and drawing on a wide range of case studies, this work will be of interest to students and scholars of migration, political sociology & race and ethnic studies.
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Bericht

Author: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

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Asian Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia

Page: N.A

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The Politics of Migration in Italy

Perspectives on local debates and party competition

Author: Pietro Castelli Gattinara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317241738

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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Migration represents one of the key issues in both Italian and European politics, and it has triggered EU-wide debates and negotiations, alongside alarmist and often sensationalist news reporting on the activities of government, party and social movement actors. The Politics of Migration in Italy explores what happens when previously undiscussed issues become central to political agendas and are publicly debated in the mass media. Examining how political actors engage with the issue of migration in electoral campaigning, this book highlights how complex policy issues are addressed selectively by political entrepreneurs and how the responses of political actors are influenced by strategic incentives and ongoing events. This book studies the dynamics of the politicization of the immigration issue across three local contexts in Italy – Prato, Milan and Rome – which differ systematically with respect to crucial economic, cultural and security dimensions of immigration. Offering an innovative exploration of party competition and migration in Italy, as well as providing the conceptual and analytical tools to understand how these dynamics play out beyond the Italian case, this book is essential reading for students, scholars and policymakers working in the areas of migration studies, agenda-setting and European politics more generally.
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The New Demographic Regime

Population Challenges and Policy Responses

Author: Miroslav Macura,Alphonse L. Mac Donald,Werner Haug,United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe,United Nations Population Fund

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9211169259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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This publication contains papers presented at the European Population Forum 2004, held in Geneva in January 2004, under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFP). The Forum discussed a range of issues organised under four key themes: global population and development trends from a European perspective; childbearing and parenting in low-fertility countries; morbidity, mortality and reproductive health challenges in transition economies; international migration and ways of promoting management and integration.
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Facets of Globalization

International and Local Dimensions of Development

Author: Shahid Yusuf,Simon J. Evenett,Weiping Wu

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821347423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Since 1985, national economies have become increasingly integrated into a global network. At the same time, both population and production in developing countries are becoming concentrated in urban regions. This, in turn, has generated demands for more local autonomy, shifting more decision making to sub-national levels. Globalization is expected to continue leading to greater openness and international mobility of capital and people. There are few reasons to believe that these trends will abate—if anything, they are likely to intensify the focus on cities and sharpen competition among these for international and local resources. This volume underscores the transformative role of globalization and urbanization and shows the interplay between the two forces.
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Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration

Japan in Comparative Perspective

Author: Takeyuki Tsuda

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739111932

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Since the late 1980s, Japan has been experiencing significant levels of immigration primarily from Asian and Latin American countries due to severe domestic labor shortages. Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration, examines the various dimensions of local citizenship in Japan, with comparative studies from South Korea, Italy, and Spain.
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The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191611964

Category: Political Science

Page: 976

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The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.
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Cities and Labour Immigration

Comparing Policy Responses in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Tel Aviv

Author: Mr Michael Alexander

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409490904

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Using a unique analytical framework based on host–stranger relations, this book explores the response of cities to the arrival and settlement of labour immigrants. Comparing the local policies of four cities – Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Tel Aviv – Michael Alexander charts the development of migrant policies over time and situates them within the broader social context. Grounded in multi-city, multi-domain empirical findings, the work provides a fuller understanding of the interaction between cities and their migrant populations. Filling a gap in existing literature on migrant policy between national-level theorizing and local-level study, the book will provide an important basis for future research in the area.
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Engaging diasporas as development partners for home and destination countries

challenges for policymakers

Author: Dina Ionescu,International Organization for Migration

Publisher: United Nations Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 85

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This publication explores different challenges posed to home and host country governments engaging with their diasporas for development purposes. Topics covered include: defining and gathering data on diasporas; incorporating diaspora contributions into development strategies; partnering with relevant diasporas; home country programmes and incentives conducive to diaspora contributions; identifying resources available within diasporas and how their impact on development can be maximised.
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Rethinking International Skilled Migration

Author: Micheline van Riemsdijk,Qingfang Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317420764

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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In today’s global knowledge economy, competition for the best and brightest workers has intensified. Highly skilled workers are an asset to companies, knowledge institutions, cities, and regions as they contribute to knowledge creation, innovation, and economic growth and development. Skilled migrants cross, and many times straddle, international borders to pursue professional opportunities. These spatial relocations provide opportunities and challenges for migrants and the cities and regions they inhabit. How have international skilled migratory flows been formed, sustained, and transformed over multiple spaces and scales? How have these processes affected cities and regions? And how have multiple stakeholders responded to these processes? The contributors to this book bring together perspectives from economic, social, urban, and population geography in order to address these questions from a myriad of angles. Empirical case studies from different regions illuminate the multiscaled processes of international skilled migration. In particular, the contributions rethink skilled migration theories and provide insights into: the experiences of highly skilled labor migrants and international students; issues related to transnational activities and return migration; and policy implications for both immigrant source and destination countries. It also charts a future research agenda for international skilled migration research. Rethinking International Skilled Migration provides a comparative perspective on the experiences of skilled migrants across the local, regional, national, and/or global scale, paying particular attention to spatial and place-based dimensions of international skilled migration. It will be of interest to scholars and professionals in international migration, regional and national development policymakers, international businesses, and NGOs.
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Citizenship in European Cities

Immigrants, Local Politics, and Integration Policies

Author: Rinus Penninx

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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There are relatively few books that provide comparative analysis of European cities in relation to immigrants and political participation. This fresh and insightful volume analyzes how the presence of immigrants is perceived in politics, how this affects their status and how far minorities are able to (politically) participate in European cities.
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Erwachsen werden in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft

der Auszug aus dem Elternhaus bei jungen Erwachsenen türkischer und deutscher Herkunft

Author: Michael Windzio,Can M. Aybek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899139136

Category: Adult children of immigrants

Page: 148

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The Modernisation of the Public Services and Employee Relations

Targeted Change

Author: Stephen Bach,Ian Kessler

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137295511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The Modernisation of the Public Services and Employee Relations provides an integrated and up-to-date account of changes in work and employment in the public services. The book examines a range of different sectors focusing on core public services, especially local government, the NHS and the civil service.
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Asian and Pacific Islander Migration to the United States

A Model of New Global Patterns

Author: Elliott Robert Barkan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313275388

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Barkan's analysis of contemporary Asian and Pacific Islander immigration to the United States offers an up-to-date synthesis of data about global migration today. It presents a series of principles regarding new double-step patterns in populations movements across a rimless world at the end of the 20th century. This unique study examines world migration theory, a fourth wave of immigration to the United States since the 1960s, factors that affect peoples' decisions to migrate, their adjustment to new communities and their impact on them, and their deliberations about returning to their original homelands.
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Migration and Integration in Singapore

Policies and Practice

Author: Yap Mui Teng,Gillian Koh,Debbie Soon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317745663

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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Between 2000 and 2010, Singapore witnessed a huge influx of foreign migrants. The proportion of permanent residents in the total population increased from 7% to 11%, while the share of non-resident foreigners has risen from 19% to 25%. This was as much the result of the spontaneous movement of labour to economic opportunities, as it was of active policy direction by the Singapore government. The social impact, both beneficial and disruptive, of this movement was felt at all levels of society, and brought other attending public policy issues to the fore. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach with a focus on policy and practice, this book examines the social, economic, and political issues that have arisen with the influx of foreigners in Singapore since the turn of the 21st century. Drawing on empirical research, it documents the impact of increasing levels of immigration, and provides an analysis of the longer-term implications of these trends, with each chapter covering a different aspect of socio-cultural, political, or economic outcome arising from intercultural contact and adaptation. The contributors also provide policy suggestions to ensure Singapore continues to be a harmonious nation and a cosmopolitan and vibrant global city. Migration and Integration in Singapore: Policies and Practice will appeal to students and scholars of Southeast Asian studies, migration and social policy, as well as to practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in migration in the region.
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