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Paths to Inclusion: The Integration of Migrants in the United States and Germany

Paths to Inclusion: The Integration of Migrants in the United States and Germany

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The series is rounded off by this volume which focuses on "immigrant" policy, i.e., the ensemble of institutions, laws and social practices that are designed to facilitate the integration of immigrants and refugees into the receiving countries after they arrive. The chapters bring both theoretical and empirical analysis to bear on the processes of assimilation, migrants' development of transnational linkages, patterns of social and economic mobility in the immigrant and second generations, migrants' rights to public benefits and equal status, and the laws of citizenship in the two countries. The volume is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on the research of demographers, lawyers, and sociologists. It is also explicitly comparative,underscoring the similarities and differences in how the United States and Germany conceive of the role of immigrants in their societies and how the two nations incorporate them into civil and political society. Introductory and concluding chapters highlight the principal themes, findings, and policy implications of the volume.

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ISBN-13: 9781571810922
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Series: Migration & Refugees , #5
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)

About the Author

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law and Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School where he has held the chair since 1984. He has also served as Deputy Dean. His major fields of teaching and research are tort law; immigration, citizenship, and refugee law; groups, diversity, and law; and administrative law.

Table of Contents

Peter H. Schuck and Rainer Münz

Chapter 1. Assimilation, Exclusion, or Neither? Models of the Incorporation of Immigrants in the United States
Richard D. Alba

Chapter 2. Divergent Destinies: Immigration, the Second Generation, and the Rise of Transnational Communities
Alejandro Portes

Chapter 3. Governmental and Nongovernmental Roles in the Absorption of Immigrants in the United States
Nathan Glazer

Chapter 4. Social and Economic Integration of Foreigners in Germany
Wolfgang Seifert

Chapter 5. Ethnic Inequalities in the German School System
Richard D. Alba, Johann Handl, and Walter Müller

Chapter 6. Long-Distance Citizens: Ethnic Germans and Their Immigration to Germany
Rainer Münz and Rainer Ohliger

Chapter 7. The Treatment of Aliens in the United States
Peter H. Schuck

Chapter 8. Nationality Law in the United States and Germany: Structure and Current Problems
Gerald L. Neuman

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