Immigration Law and Society

Author: John S. W. Park
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509506039
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Immigration Act of 1965 was one of the most consequential laws ever passed in the United States and immigration policy continues to be one of the most contentious areas of American politics. As a "nation of immigrants," the United States has a long and complex history of immigration programs and controls which are deeply connected to the shape of American society today. This volume makes sense of the political history and the social impacts of immigration law, showing how legislation has reflected both domestic concerns and wider foreign policy. John S. W. Park examines how immigration law reforms have inspired radically different responses across all levels of government, from cooperation to outright disobedience, and how they continue to fracture broader political debates. He concludes with an overview of how significant, on-going challenges in our interconnected world, including "failed states" and climate change, will shape American migrations for many decades to come.

The Handbook of Law and Society

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118701445
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bringing a timely synthesis to the field, The Handbook of Lawand Society presents a comprehensive overview of key researchfindings, theoretical developments, and methodologicalcontroversies in the field of law and society. Provides illuminating insights into societal issues that poseongoing real-world legal problems Offers accessible, succinct overviews with in-depth coverage ofeach topic, including its evolution, current state, and directionsfor future research Addresses a wide range of emergent topics in law and societyand revisits perennial questions about law in a global worldincluding the widening gap between codified laws and “law inaction”, problems in the implementation of legal decisions,law’s constitutive role in shaping society, the importance oflaw in everyday life, ways legal institutions both embrace andresist change, the impact of new media and technologies on law,intersections of law and identity, law’s relationship tosocial consensus and conflict, and many more Features contributions from 38 international expert scholarsworking in diverse fields at the intersections of legal studies andsocial sciences Unique in its contributions to this rapidly expanding andimportant new multi-disciplinary field of study

Immigrants at the Margins

Author: Kitty Calavita
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521609128
Format: PDF, Docs
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Spain and Italy have recently become countries of large-scale immigration. This provocative book explores immigration law and the immigrant experience in these southern European nations, and exposes the tension between the temporary and contingent legal status of most immigrants, and the government emphasis on integration. This book reveals that while law and the rhetoric of policymakers stress the urgency of integration, not only are they failing in that effort, but law itself plays a role in that failure. In addressing this paradox, the author combines theoretical insights and extensive data from myriad sources collected over more than a decade to demonstrate the connections among immigrants' role as cheap labor - carefully inscribed in law - and their social exclusion, criminalization, and racialization. Extrapolating from this economics of alterit, this book engages more general questions of citizenship, belonging, race and community in this global era.

CISG

Author: Peter Schlechtriem
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783406575495
Format: PDF
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Der Selbstmord Europas

Author: Douglas Murray
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3960921802
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.

Immigration and American Democracy

Author: Robert Koulish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135843309
Format: PDF
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While the idea of immigration embodies America’s rhetorical commitment to democracy, recent immigration control policies also showcase abysmal failures in democratic practice. Immigration and American Democracy examines these failures in terms of state sovereignty, neoliberalism, and surveillance-based techniques of social control. The ideological argument for privatization is not new. But immigration has provided a laboratory for replicating on American soil the sorts of outsourcing travesties that have occurred in America’s war in Iraq. As an outcome, abusive executive powers—many delegated to state and local governments and private actors—are manifested every day in data collection, spying, detention, and deportation hearings, and in many cases bypassing the Constitution. The practice of privatization extends this leviathan immigration state by clamping down on civil liberties without having to oblige the courts. Ultimately, Koulish examines the contested terrain between democratic and undemocratic forces in the immigration policy domain and concludes with recommendations for how democratic forces might well still win out.