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Immigration Policy from 1970 to the Present (Hardcover) (Rachel Stevens)

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This book examines national debates on immigration, asylum seekers and guest worker programs from 1970 to the present. Over the past 45 years, contemporary immigration has had a profound impact throughout North America, Europe and Australasia, yet the admission of ethnically diverse immigrants was far from inevitable. In the midst of significant social change, policymakers grappled with fundamental questions: what is the purpose of immigration in an age of mass mobility? Which immigrants should be selected and potentially become citizens and who should be excluded? How should immigration be controlled in an era of universal human rights and non-discrimination?

Stevens provides an in-depth case study comparison of two settler societies, Australia and the United States, while drawing parallels with Europe, Canada and New Zealand. Though contemporary immigration history that focuses on one national setting is well established, this book is unique because it actively compares how a number of societies debated vexing immigration policy challenges. The book also explores the ideas, values and principles that underpin this contentious area of public policy, and in doing so permits a broader understanding of contemporary immigration than outlining policies alone.

Number of Pages: 229.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: United States / 20th Century, Australia + New Zealand, World
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Modern History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Rachel Stevens
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2016
TCIN: 50950535
UPC: 9781138187764
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-0692

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