Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States (Hardback)
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Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 12/02/1998
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This volume presents the latest research by some of the world's leading figures in the fast growing area of immigration studies. Relating the study of immigration to wider processes of social change, the book focuses on two key areas in which nation-states are being challenged by this phenomenon: sovereignty and citizenship. Bringing together the separate clusters of scholarship which have evolved around both of these areas, Challenge to the Nation-State disentangles the many contrasting views on the impact of immigration on the authority and integrity of the state. Some scholars have stressed the stubborn resistance of states to relinquish territorial control, the continued relevance of national citizenship traditions, and the `balkanizing' risks of ethnically divided societies. Others have argued that migrations are fostering a post-national world. In their view, states' immigration policies are increasingly constrained by global markets and an international human rights regime, membership as citizenship is devalued by new forms of postnational membership for migrants, and national monocultures are giving way to multicultural diversity. Focusing on the issue of sovereignty in the first section, and citizenship in the second, this compelling new study seeks to clarify the central stakes and opposing positions in this important and complex debate.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198292296
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...a compelling read. The undoubted merit of this stiumlating edited volume lies in the constructed theatre of the debate. - Paul Statham. British Journal of Sociology. September 1998.
provides a much needed antidote to fears fuelled by theorizing that the national state has become a residual variable in matters concerning international migration. * Mark J Miller, Political Science Quarterly, Fall 99 *

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