Prying Open Fortress Europe

Prying Open Fortress Europe : The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration

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Globalization has increased international migratory pressures, but in advanced industrialized countries entrenched social interests eager to maintain restrictive policies make it difficult for governments to encourage mass migration. This book explains how countries in Western Europe have responded to this challenge by establishing sector-specific labor migration policies that are capable of managing migration toward industries with particular labor shortages while still offering the semblance of managed migration necessary to make such policy politically more

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  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739133195
  • 9780739133194

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Quite informative and educational...Recommended. CHOICE Prying Open Fortress Europe is not another lament about immigration restriction. Alexander Caviedes instead explains why extensive labor migration to Europe continues. Rooting his analysis in a critique of the varieties of capitalism, he shows that both skilled and unskilled labor migration originate in employer preferences for flexible labor in specific sectors. The well documented case studies in this book uncover cross-national similarities of policy within sectors in spite of different national models. -- Gary Freeman, University of Texasshow more

About Alexander Caviedes

Alexander A. Caviedes is assistant professor of Political Science at State University of New York. He has researched extensively regarding the relationship between immigration and more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - A New Paradigm for Labor Migration; The Centrality of Labor Migration Policy; Theories of Employer Preferences; Employer Preferences and Domestic Institutions; The Strategy of the Book Chapter 2 - Flexibility at the Origin of Employer Preferences; Labor Migration Policy and the relevant actors; The Impact of Flexibility Concerns on Labor Migration Policies; The Power of Domestic Institutions; Macroeconomic Change at the Root of Flexibil Chapter 3 - Germany: A Tug of War between Employers and Domestic Institutions; German Immigration and Labor Migration Policy; Information Technology and the Green Card; The Hospitality Sector; The Metal Industry; Construction and the European Union; Concl Chapter 4 - The United Kingdom: Employer Dominance or Revitalized Corporatism?; British Immigration and Labor Migration Policy; Strong Government Responsiveness in IT; Special Recognition of Low Skill Needs in Hospitality; British Metalwork: No Sectoral P Chapter 5 - Austria and the Netherlands: Corporatist Birds of a Feather?; Immigration in the Land of Corporatism; Austria's Cautious Embrace of Information Technology; Corporatist Control of Labor Migration in Hospitality; Immigration and Labor Migration Chapter 6 - European Labor Migration: Quo vadis?; Employers and the Need for Flexibility; The Varying Preferences by Sector; The Future of Integration; Conclusionshow more