Handbook on Migration and Social Policy (Hardback)
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Handbook on Migration and Social Policy (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 26/02/2016
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In this comprehensive Handbook, an interdisciplinary team of distinguished scholars from the social sciences explores the connections between migration and social policy. They test conflicting claims as to the positive and negative effects of different types of migration against the experience of countries in Europe, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and South Asia, assessing arguments as to migration's impact on the financial, social and political stability and sustainability of social programs. The volume reflects the authors' curiosity about the controversy over the connection between social and cultural diversity and popular support for the welfare state. Providing timely and original chapters which both critique the existing literature as well as build on and advance theoretical understanding, the authors focus on the formal settlement and integration polices created for migrants as well as corollary state policies affecting migrants and migration. A clutch of chapters investigates the linkage between migration and trade theory, foreign direct investment, globalization, public opinion, public education and welfare programs. Chapters then deal with leading receiving states as well as India and the authors examine the regulation of migration at the subnational, national, regional and global levels. The topic of migration and security is also covered. This compelling and exhaustive review of existing scholarship and state-of -the-art original empirical analysis is essential reading for graduates and academics researching the field.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783476282
Number of pages: 496
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Social policy and the political economy of the welfare state sit at the sharp edge of immigration politics and policy making. The editors of this comprehensive and up-to-date Handbook have brought together an authoritative group of younger and older specialists, transatlantic in scope, who offer clear empirical analyses of the dilemmas and paradoxes disturbing politicians and electorates everywhere today.' -- Adrian Favell, University of Leeds, UK
`Migration is one of the most vexing policy issues of our time. In this Handbook the editors have assembled an all-star cast of scholars to look at the many dimensions of migration policy. The book breaks new ground and it will be required reading for anyone seriously interested in how and why states seek to control the movement of people across borders.' -- James F. Hollifield, Southern Methodist University, US
`This substantial volume really does 'take a broad view of the manner in which migration may interact with social policy' -- Citizen's Income Newsletter

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