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A Nation By Design

Author : Aristide R. ZOLBERG
ISBN : 9780674045460
Genre : Social Science
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A Nation By Design

Author : Aristide R. ZOLBERG
ISBN : 0674022181
Genre : History
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Includes statistical graphs.

A Nation By Design

Author : Aristide R. ZOLBERG
ISBN : 0674030745
Genre : Social Science
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Guarding The Golden Door

Author : Roger Daniels
ISBN : 9781466806856
Genre : Social Science
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As renowned historian Roger Daniels shows in this brilliant new work, America's inconsistent, often illogical, and always cumbersome immigration policy has profoundly affected our recent past. The federal government's efforts to pick and choose among the multitude of immigrants seeking to enter the United States began with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Conceived in ignorance and falsely presented to the public, it had undreamt of consequences, and this pattern has been rarely deviated from since. Immigration policy in Daniels' skilled hands shows Americans at their best and worst, from the nativist violence that forced Theodore Roosevelt's 1907 "gentlemen's agreement" with Japan to the generous refugee policies adopted after World War Two and throughout the Cold War. And in a conclusion drawn from today's headlines, Daniels makes clear how far ignorance, partisan politics, and unintended consequences have overtaken immigration policy during the current administration's War on Terror. Irreverent, deeply informed, and authoritative, Guarding the Golden Door presents an unforgettable interpretation of modern American history.

A Nation Of Emigrants

Author : David Fitzgerald
ISBN : 0520257057
Genre : History
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"Empirically rich and admirably free of jargon, this work captures a new trend of states to strengthen ties with their expatriate communities abroad. A major contribution to the emergent literature on 'emigrant citizenship'."--Christian Joppke, The American University of Paris "David Fitzgerald's highly original work ingeniously combines intensive field work, statistical analysis, and historical comparison (based on the pioneer work of Paul Taylor in 1928-34) to examine how massive international migration over an extended period, such as has taken place between Mexico and the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present, drives a reconfiguration of the traditional relationship between government, territory, and people that is the foundation of the nation-state. Looking at the process from the Mexican perspective, Fitzgerald persuasively challenges those who argue that these changes undermine sovereignty and demonstrates instead that it is the continued strength of sovereignty that is driving the reconfiguration of the traditional three-partite relationship toward what he terms 'citizenship à la carte.' This lucid work also casts new light on the vital links between Mexico and the United States, links that must be taken into consideration to fashion a viable U.S. immigration policy."--Aristide R. Zolberg, author of A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America "In A Nation of Emigrants, David Fitzgerald offers scholars and the public something they have sorely lacked: a full and complete picture of Mexican immigration to the United States. His groundbreaking telling of the Mexican side of the story challenges the myth of Mexico's desire to promote the emigration of its citizens. He expertly combines data from multiple sources to show Mexican officials have struggled historically to manage the practical and symbolic consequences of a massive demographic outflow over which they had little control. In doing so, he contributes critical new pieces to the historical puzzle of Mexico-U.S. migration and offers a welcome correction to what until now has been a highly one-sided account."--Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University "Likely to become a classic in the field of Mexican migration studies."--Frank Bean, University of California, Irvine

U S Immigration And Naturalization Laws And Issues

Author : Michael C. LeMay
ISBN : 0313301565
Genre : Law
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A collection of one hundred primary documents--including court cases, opinion pieces, and other materials--traces the history of naturalization and immigration policy enacted by the United States government to control migration since its founding.

Sovereignty

Author : Robert Jackson
ISBN : 9780745654720
Genre : Political Science
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Sovereignty is at the very centre of the political and legal arrangements of the modern world. The idea originated in the controversies and wars, both religious and political, of 16th and 17th century Europe and since that time it has continued to spread and evolve. Today sovereignty is a global system of authority: it extends across all religions, civilizations, languages, cultures, ethnic and racial groupings, and other collectivities into which humanity is divided. In this highly accessible book, Robert Jackson provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to the history and meaning of sovereignty. Drawing on a wide range of examples from the US Declaration of Independence to terrorist attacks of 9/11 he shows how sovereignty operates in our daily lives and analyses the issues raised by its universality and centrality in the organization of the world. The book covers core topics such as the discourse of sovereignty, the global expansion of sovereignty, the rise of popular sovereignty, and the relationship between sovereignty and human rights. It concludes by examining future challenges facing sovereignty in an era of globalization. This interdisciplinary study will be of interest to a wide range of students, academics and general readers who seek to understand this fundamental concept of the modern world.

Not Fit For Our Society

Author : Peter Schrag
ISBN : 9780520269910
Genre : Social Science
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"Peter Schrag is the model for all political writers. He is committed, passionate, and eloquent, but always stays harnessed to the facts and rooted in the realities of politics and human nature. He reports out everything, and he writes like a dream. We can be grateful that in Not Fit for Our Society he has turned his gifts to the seemingly intractable problem of immigration. We will have to settle this issue again, as we always manage to do despite enormous commotion and anxiety. Schrag will force everyone to think more clearly and to approach immigration with both compassion and good sense."—EJ Dionne, Jr., author of Souled Out "Just who is fit to be part of the society that became a nation in 1776 and who decides, and on what basis? In Not Fit for Our Society, Peter Schrag offers an invigorating, well-informed, carefully reasoned investigation into today's immigration debates."—David Hollinger, President of the Organization of American Historians, 2010-2011 "Peter Schrag has a unique view of the immigration debate and policies that have shaped our country since it's founding. His very timely writing of Not Fit for our Society helps us to better understand how the immigration debate and politics have gotten us to where we are today. His insights and intellect on the subject give all of us much to think about as we move forward on this very important issue."—Doris O. Matsui, Member of Congress "Peter Schrag has done it again. A sweeping review that puts the ferocity of our current immigration debate in historical context, Not Fit for Our Society is a must-read for those hoping to get past talk-show rhetoric and cherry-picked facts. Uncovering the dark impulses that have long undergirded nativist thought, he argues that we have seen this before—and that America will be better if we see through it again."—Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California "Peter Schrag offers a lively and thoughtful reinterpretation of America's ambivalence about immigration and immigrants' place in the nation's life. Drawing on his reading of primary sources and the latest scholarship, he tells a story rich in irony, detail, and nuance, tracing the history of nativism from the earliest days of the Republic to the current debates over immigration reform. The book is particularly striking for the way that it connects the arguments and organizations of the current anti-immigration movement to their roots in the eugenics movement and pseudo-scientific racism of the early 20th century."—Mark Paul, New America Foundation "[Schrag] delivers a story rich in irony, detail, and nuance, often told with passion and frequently challenging orthodoxies of both the political right and left. It is the right book at the right time."-Mark Paul, New America Foundation "History's lessons come through loud and clear as Peter Schrag vividly recounts the characters and the ideas behind that side of America that rejects immigration. Illuminating both in its sweep and its detail this 300-year narrative makes an important contribution to our understanding of today's policy debates."—Roberto Suro, author of Strangers Among US: Latino Lives in a Changing America "In an intemperate time, Peter Schrag's voice is lucid and truly American."—Richard Rodriguez

The Congressional Politics Of Immigration Reform

Author : James G. Gimpel
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173006230857
Genre : Social Science
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An account of congressional action on immigration policy since 1965 that also identifies the causes of the growing controversy over restrictions. After examining public opinion and laying out some terminology, the discussion focuses on how Congress has changed over the years and how immigration poli

Illegal Alien Or Immigrant

Author : Lina Newton
ISBN : 9780814758434
Genre : Political Science
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While the United States cherishes its identity as a nation of immigrants, the country’s immigration policies are historically characterized by cycles of openness and xenophobia. Outbursts of anti-immigrant sentiment among political leaders and in the broader public are fueled by a debate over who is worthy of being considered for full incorporation into the nation, and who is incapable of assimilating and taking on the characteristics and responsibilities associated with being an American. In Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant, Lina Newton carefully dissects the political debates over contemporary immigration reform. Beginning with a close look at the disputes of the 1980s and 1990s, she reveals how a shift in legislator’s portrayals of illegal immigrants—from positive to overwhelmingly negative—facilitated the introduction and passing of controversial reforms. Newton’s analysis reveals how rival descriptions of immigrant groups and the flattering or disparaging myths that surround them define, shape, and can ultimately determine fights over immigration policy. Her pathbreaking findings will shed new light on the current political battles, their likely outcomes, and where to go from here.

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