Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany: Negotiating Membership and Remaking the Nation

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Berghahn Books, Nov 30, 2009 - Social Science - 336 pages
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German migration policy now stands at a major crossroad, caught between a fifty-year history of missed opportunities and serious new challenges. Focusing on these new challenges that German policy makers face, the authors, both internationally recognized in this field, use historical argument, theoretical analysis, and empirical evaluation to advance a more nuanced understanding of recent initiatives and the implications of these initiatives. Their approach combines both synthesis and original research in a presentation that is not only accessible to the general educated reader but also addresses the concerns of academic scholars and policy analysts. This important volume offers a comprehensive and critical examination of the history of German migration law and policy from the Federal Republic's inception in 1949 to the present.

 

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Contents

Part IMembership and the Basic Law
1
Chapter 1The International Dimension
3
Chapter 2The Federalist Dimension
11
Chapter 3The CivicPolitical Dimension
16
Chapter 4The Social Dimension
19
Chapter 5The Ethnonational Dimension
22
Chapter 6Debating Concepts of National Membership
30
Chapter 7Integration National Identity and the Quest for Homogeneity
37
Chapter 16The Restriction of Asylum
168
Chapter 17Rethinking Legacies
181
Chapter 18Jewish Immigration
188
Chapter 19Reforming German Citizenship Law
197
Chapter 20Bilateral Agreements
207
Chapter 21Temporary Labor Migration Programs
211
Chapter 22The Amsterdam Treaty and the Emergent EU Migration Policy
216
Part IVGermany Faces The Future
227

Part IILaying the Foundation for Managing Migration 19491990
51
Chapter 8The Descent of the Aussiedler and the Politics of the German Diaspora
53
Chapter 9The Federal Republic as German Hoeland
76
Chapter 10A Tradition of Imported Labor
86
Chapter 11 Between Retreat and Reform
97
Chapter 12Aliens Policy and the Federal Courts
119
Chapter 13The FRGs International Refugee Challenge
126
Reunification
144
Part IIIGermany Inside the European Union
157
Chapter 15 Reforming the Frameworks
159
Chapter 23Green Cards and Leitkultur
229
Chapter 24Germanys and Europes Demographic Dilemmas
238
Chapter 25Embracing Immigration
244
Chapter 26From Policy Vision to Legislative Reality
251
Chapter 27Integration and the Migration Law
261
Conclusion
273
Selected Bibliography
286
Index
316
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Douglas B. Klusmeyer teaches in the Department of Justice, Law and Society in the School of Public Affairs at American University, Washington, DC. He has both a PhD in modern European history and a JD in law from Stanford University. Previously, he was the codirector of the Carnegie Endowment's Comparative Citizenship Project and an associate with the Endowment's International Migration Policy Program. His publications focus on migration, citizenship, political ethics, and international politics.

Demetrios G. Papademetriou is President and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Washington-based think tank dedicated exclusively to the study of international migration. He is also President of Migration Policy Institute Europe, a nonprofit, independent research institute in Brussels that aims to promote a better understanding of migration trends and effects within Europe; and serves on MPI Europe's Administrative Council. He is also the convener of the Transatlantic Council on Migration, which is composed of senior public figures, business leaders, and public intellectuals from Europe, the United States, and Canada. He also convenes and co-directs the Regional Migration Study Group, an MPI and Woodrow Wilson Center-convened initiative that in 2013 will propose new regional and collaborative approaches to migration, competitiveness, and human-capital development for the United States, Mexico and Central America.

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