By Rachel Stevens
This ebook examines nationwide debates on immigration, asylum seekers and visitor employee courses from 1970 to the current. during the last forty five years, modern immigration has had a profound effect all through North the US, Europe and Australasia, but the admission of ethnically various immigrants was once faraway from inevitable. in the middle of major social switch, policymakers grappled with basic questions: what's the goal of immigration in an age of mass mobility? Which immigrants can be chosen and in all probability develop into electorate and who can be excluded? How may still immigration be managed in an period of common human rights and non-discrimination?
Stevens provides an in-depth case learn comparability of 2 settler societies, Australia and the us, whereas drawing parallels with Europe, Canada and New Zealand. notwithstanding modern immigration background that specializes in one nationwide atmosphere is definitely tested, this ebook is exclusive since it actively compares how a few societies debated vexing immigration coverage demanding situations. The ebook additionally explores the guidelines, values and ideas that underpin this contentious region of public coverage, and in doing so allows a broader figuring out of latest immigration than outlining rules alone.
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