Immigration and Conflict in Europe

Author: Rafaela M. Dancygier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139490498
Release Date: 2010-08-09
Genre: Political Science

Contemporary debates give the impression that the presence of immigrants necessarily spells strife. Yet as Immigration and Conflict in Europe shows, the incidence of conflict involving immigrants and their descendants has varied widely across groups, cities, and countries. The book presents a theory to account for this uneven pattern, explaining why we observe clashes between immigrants and natives in some locations but not in others and why some cities experience confrontations between immigrants and state actors while others are spared from such conflicts. The book addresses how economic conditions interact with electoral incentives to account for immigrant-native and immigrant-state conflict across groups and cities within Great Britain as well as across Germany and France. It highlights the importance of national immigration regimes and local political economies in shaping immigrants' economic position and political behavior, demonstrating how economic and electoral forces, rather than cultural differences, determine patterns of conflict and calm.

Immigration and Politics in the New Europe

Author: Gallya Lahav
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107320468
Release Date: 2004-04-22
Genre: Political Science

With almost a quarter of the world's migrants, Europe has been attempting to regulate migration and harmonize immigration policy at the European level. The central dilemma exposed is how liberal democracies can reconcile the need to control the movement of people with the desire to promote open borders, free markets and liberal standards. Gallya Lahav's book traces ten years of public opinion and elite attitudes toward immigration cross-nationally to show how and why increasing EU integration may not necessarily lead to more open immigration outcomes. Empirical evidence reveals that support from both elite and public opinion has led to the adoption of restrictive immigration policies despite the requirements of open borders. Unique in bringing together original data on European legislators and national elites, longitudinal data on public opinion and institutional and policy analyses, this 2004 study provides an important insight into the processes of European integration, and globalization more broadly.

Political Conflict in Western Europe

Author: Hanspeter Kriesi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107024380
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Genre: Philosophy

Analyzes the effects of globalization on the restructuring of politics in Western Europe over the past three decades.

The Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe

Author: Andrew Geddes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473988323
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Political Science

Migration and immigration are high on any nation’s agenda but have particular resonance in Europe in light of recent events. The new edition of this book has been fully updated in this respect and explores: Immigration policy in individual EU nations The treatment of migrants, including immigrant policies The development and effects of the Shengen agreement The movement towards common EU policies. It looks specifically at the contexts of Britain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey as well as a examining the changing nature of migration dynamics in central and Eastern Europe. This book is a significant and timely analysis suitable for students of migration at any level.

Immigration and Citizenship in Japan

Author: Erin Aeran Chung
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139484640
Release Date: 2010-03-31
Genre: Political Science

Japan is currently the only advanced industrial democracy with a fourth-generation immigrant problem. As other industrialized countries face the challenges of incorporating post-war immigrants, Japan continues to struggle with the incorporation of pre-war immigrants and their descendants. Whereas others have focused on international norms, domestic institutions, and recent immigration, this book argues that contemporary immigration and citizenship politics in Japan reflect the strategic interaction between state efforts to control immigration and grassroots movements by multi-generational Korean resident activists to gain rights and recognition specifically as permanently settled foreign residents of Japan. Based on in-depth interviews and fieldwork conducted in Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Osaka, this book aims to further our understanding of democratic inclusion in Japan by analyzing how those who are formally excluded from the political process voice their interests and what factors contribute to the effective representation of those interests in public debate and policy.

Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe

Author: Sara Wallace Goodman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107063143
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Political Science

This book examines why Western European states have recently introduced citizenship tests, integration courses, contracts, and oath ceremonies. These requirements are perceived as instruments of civic integration, to enable immigrants to be better participants in society and the labor market. However, are all states introducing these requirements for the same reason?

Skeletons in the Closet

Author: Monika Nalepa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521514453
Release Date: 2010-01-25
Genre: Political Science

This book explores pacted transitions to democracy, in which former autocrats are granted amnesty in exchange for allowing free elections.

Inside the Radical Right

Author: David Art
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139498838
Release Date: 2011-02-21
Genre: Political Science

What explains the cross-national variation in the radical right's electoral success over the last several decades? Challenging existing structural and institutional accounts, this book analyzes the dynamics of party building and explores the attitudes, skills and experiences of radical right activists in eleven different countries. Based on extensive field research and an original data set of radical right candidates for office, David Art links the quality of radical right activists to broader patterns of success and failure. He demonstrates how a combination of historical legacies and incentive structures produced activists who helped party building in some cases and doomed it in others. In an age of rising electoral volatility and the fading of traditional political cleavages, Inside the Radical Right makes a strong case for the importance of party leaders and activists as masters of their own fate.

Dilemmas of Inclusion

Author: Rafaela M. Dancygier
Publisher:
ISBN: 0691172609
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Political Science

"This is a book about contemporary European politics and the demographics of Muslim political candidacies."--Provided by publisher.

Passion Craft and Method in Comparative Politics

Author: Gerardo L. Munck
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801892059
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Political Science

Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.

Immigration and the Transformation of Europe

Author: Craig A. Parsons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139458801
Release Date: 2006-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

A new kind of historic transformation is underway in twenty-first-century Europe. Twentieth-century Europeans were no strangers to social, economic and political change, but their major challenges focused mainly on the intra-European construction of stable, prosperous, capitalist democracies. Today, by contrast, one of the major challenges is flows across borders - and particularly in-flows of non-European people. Immigration and minority integration consistently occupy the headlines. The issues which rival immigration - unemployment, crime, terrorism - are often presented by politicians as its negative secondary effects. Immigration is also intimately connected to the profound challenges of demographic change, economic growth and welfare-state reform. Both academic observers and the European public are increasingly convinced that Europe's future will largely turn on how is admits and integrates non-Europeans. This book is a comprehensive stock-taking of the contemporary situation and its policy implications.

The Logic of Violence in Civil War

Author: Stathis N. Kalyvas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113945692X
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Genre: Political Science

By analytically decoupling war and violence, this book explores the causes and dynamics of violence in civil war. Against the prevailing view that such violence is an instance of impenetrable madness, the book demonstrates that there is logic to it and that it has much less to do with collective emotions, ideologies, and cultures than currently believed. Kalyvas specifies a novel theory of selective violence: it is jointly produced by political actors seeking information and individual civilians trying to avoid the worst but also grabbing what opportunities their predicament affords them. Violence, he finds, is never a simple reflection of the optimal strategy of its users; its profoundly interactive character defeats simple maximization logics while producing surprising outcomes, such as relative nonviolence in the 'frontlines' of civil war.

War Guilt and World Politics After World War II

Author: Thomas U. Berger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107021600
Release Date: 2012-07-16
Genre: History

This book describes how the states in post-1945 Austria, Germany, and Japan have tried to deal with the legacy of the Second World War and how their policies have affected their relations with other countries in the region. It focuses on the intersection of national interest and popular emotions and argues that it is possible to reconcile over historical issues, but that to do so can exact a considerable political cost.