The Politics of Migration

The Politics of Migration

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This collection includes articles and papers documenting and analysing the political impact of migration since World War II. It looks at class conflict and politics in the host country; strategies adopted by the state to manage the demands of the new community; and anti-immigrant far right parties.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 38.1mm | 960g
  • Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • figs.tabs.
  • 1858980143
  • 9781858980140

Table of contents

Transnational migration as a small window on the diminished autonomy of the modern democratic state; migration and the political economy of the welfare state; immigrant workers and class struggles in advanced capitalism - the Western European experience; the function of labour immigration in Western European capitalism; racism, migration and the state in Western Europe - a case for comparative analysis; race, class and the state - the Black experience in Britain; class, race ethnicity and political action; non-white minority access to the political agenda in Britain; Right versus Right - immigration and refugee policy in the United States; "What was the profit in following the crowd?" the effectiveness of party strategies on immigration and devolution; migration and citizenship; citizenship and the right to leave; the dynamics of racial exclusion and expulsion - racist politics in Western Europe; immigration and changes in the French party system; policy voting in Britain - the coloured immigration issue in the 1964, 1966 and 1970 General Elections; the National Front vote in the 1977 GLC elections - an aggregate data analysis.show more