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

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This volume collects recent research by some of the world's leading figures in the fast-growing area of immigration studies. Relating the study of immigration to other, 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. Separate clusters of scholarship have evolved around both areas, and this work attempts to unite these camps, sorting out the many contrasting views on the influences of immigration upon the state's authority and integrity. Focusing on the issue of
sovereignty in the first section, and then on citizenship in the second, this compelling new study seeks to clarify the central stakes and opposing positions in this debate.
 

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Contents

Immigration Challenges the NationState
1
Immigration Challenges the NationState
5
The de facto Transnationalizing of Immigration Policy
49
The Decline of Sovereignty? Politics and Immigration
86
A Comparison
109
European Union Migration Regimes Established
153
The ReEvaluation of American Citizenship
191
Reconfiguring Citizenship in Western Europe
231
France Germany
272
Problems
319
Index
351
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Christian Joppke is at European University Institute.

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