Author Guild, Elspeth
Title International Migration and Security : Opportunities and Challenges
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2005
©2005
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (299 pages)
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Series Routledge Research in Transnationalism Ser
Routledge Research in Transnationalism Ser
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I Political and Legal Security -- 1 Immigration and Regional Security -- 2 Rights Spillovers -- 3 Human Rights for Immigrants and Immigrants for Human Rights -- 4 From Foreigners to 'Abnormal Aliens' -- 5 Immigrants and the Host Polity -- Part II Cultural and Identity Security -- 6 Cultural and Identity Security -- 7 Immigrants, Refugees and Racism -- 8 Language and Immigration -- 9 Global, National and Local Identities -- Part III Personal and Economic Security -- 10 Immigration and the Welfare State -- 11 Migration: A Threat or an Asset to Health? -- 12 Homeownership and the Integration of Immigrants in the United States -- 13 Digestible Difference: Food, Ethnicity and Spatial Claims in the City -- 14 Feeding the Festive City -- Part IV Conclusion -- Conclusions -- Index
Every day newspapers in the Western world carry articles about illegal immigrants, asylum seekers and other migrants. The focus of these articles varies greatly from migrants as a threat to one or another important social or societal interest, to migrants as an important asset to those same interests. The tone is most often emotional - whichever way the focus goes. The overall impact is to confuse: is migration good or bad? In this book Guild and van Selm seek to investigate these value assessments regarding migrants in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia. While looking at issues such as security, human rights, legal systems, identity, racism, welfare, health and labour, the authors also respond to critics of immigration
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Link Print version: Guild, Elspeth International Migration and Security : Opportunities and Challenges Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2005 9780415326544
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.;Immigrants -- Government policy.;National security.;Terrorism -- Prevention
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Alt Author van Selm, Joanne