Public Administration, Governance and Globalization

American Immigration Policy

Confronting the Nation's Challenges

Authors: Koven, Steven G., Götzke, Frank

  • Provides valuable case studies to supplement literature reviews, which describe political, economic and cultural impacts of immigration and dispel the overly negative caricature of immigration as a threat to "Americanism"
  • Quantifies the positive economic achievements and the benefits of immigration to free market competition that have enhanced the vitality, growth, and general advancement of the United States
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The mission of this book is to counter the apocalyptic vision of the American “invasion” with a more balanced account of the consequences of immigration. The book will examine how the United States has dealt with immigration through enactment of various public policies over time. It will approach the issue from a political, economic and cultural perspective with an emphasis on the qualitative, positive contributions of immigrants. The goal of the book is to provide some individual depth to the larger discussion of immigration that typically is carried out at the “macro” level. It argues that immigration policy is cyclical, ranging from very open to very closed borders. Moreover, it asserts that it is difficult to measure the heterogeneous contributions of immigrants and therefore cost-benefit type assessments of immigration are limited. Case studies of how individual immigrants contribute to culture, politics or economic development of the United States offset empirical studies. The book will review previous immigration policy, data related to economic costs of immigration, literature relevant to the question of the dilution or preservation of “American culture”, and immigration policies of other Western nations. The book will look at alternative perspectives on integration including an Americanization, Anglo-conformity perspective, a new American, melting pot perspective, and the cultural pluralism perspective. These perspectives in turn influence the degree to which specific options such as guest workers, amnesty, specialized skill, family unification, border enforcement, employer sanctions or political asylum are prioritized. The combination of rigorous data analysis and engaging, qualitative narrative make this book’s contribution to the debate on immigration policy in the United States unique.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Koven, Steven G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Theoretical Perspectives: Economics, Culture, Politics

    Koven, Steven G. (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • The Political Economy of Immigration Policies and Politics

    Koven, Steven G. (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • Immigrant Contributions to American Economic Development

    Koven, Steven G. (et al.)

    Pages 53-91

  • Immigrant Contributions to American Culture

    Koven, Steven G. (et al.)

    Pages 93-122

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-95939-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2645-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Immigration Policy
Book Subtitle
Confronting the Nation's Challenges
Authors
Series Title
Public Administration, Governance and Globalization
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-95940-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-95940-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95939-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2645-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
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