Nations of Immigrants: Australia and the USA Compared

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J. P. Nieuwenhuysen, John Higley, Stine Neerup
Edward Elgar, 2009 - Political Science - 206 pages

This timely book examines the immense surges in immigration since the mid-1990s in Australia and the United States, two of the world's most important settler-receiving countries.

Australia's shift to a points-based, skills-oriented system is contrasted with the political deadlock that has prevented any basic change in US immigration policy during this period. Focusing on immigration policy trends, effects on labour markets, successes and failures in integrating massive numbers of new immigrants, and the future of multiculturalism, the book ponders many of the policy dilemmas that confront both countries.

Drawing on extensive research findings in the field of immigration policy, this book will prove a fascinating read for both scholars and postgraduate students working on immigration, as well as undergraduates studying courses on Australia and comparisons of the Australian and American policy arenas. Public servants engaged in administering Australian and US immigration policies will also find this book invaluable.

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Edited by John Higley, Director, Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, University of Texas at Austin, US and John Nieuwenhuysen, Director, Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Monash University, Australia with Stine Neerup, Research Associate, Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Monash University, Australia

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