Immigration and contested nation-building : explaining the political salience of immigration in multi-national societies

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Barker, Fiona. Immigration and contested nation-building : explaining the political salience of immigration in multi-national societies. 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10230/17067
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dc.contributor.author Barker, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-27T01:52:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-27T01:52:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/17067
dc.description.abstract Multi-national societies present a complex setting for the politics of immigration, as migration’s linguistic, economic and cultural effects may coincide with existing contestation over nationhood between sub-units and the central state. Empirically, though, political actors only sometimes, and in some places, explicitly connect the politics of immigration to the stakes of multi-level politics. With reference to Canada, Belgium and the United Kingdom, this paper examines the conditions under which political leaders link immigration to ongoing debate about governance in multi-national societies. The paper argues that the distribution of policy competencies in the multi-level system is less important for shaping immigration and integration politics than is the perceived impact (positive or negative) on the sub-unit’s societal culture or its power relationship with the center. Immigration and integration are more often politicized where center and sub-unit hold divergent views on migration and its place in national identity.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Emigració i immigració -- Canada
dc.subject.other Emigració i immigració -- Bèlgica
dc.subject.other Emigració i immigració -- Gran Bretanya
dc.subject.other 32 - Política
dc.title Immigration and contested nation-building : explaining the political salience of immigration in multi-national societies
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/draft
dc.date.modified 2012-09-26T07:16:51Z


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