Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Hardcover | February 2, 2010

EditorUma A. Segal, Doreen Elliott, Nazneen S. Mayadas

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The ease of transportation, the opening of international immigration policies, the growing refugee movements, and the increasing size of unauthorized immigrant populations suggest that immigration worldwide is a phenomenon of utmost importance to professionals who develop policies and programsfor, or provide services to, immigrants. Immigration occurs in both the wealthy nations of the global North and the poorer countries of the global South; it involves individuals who arrive with substantial human capital and those with little. It has far-reaching implications for a nation'seconomy, public policies, social and health services, and culture. The purpose of this volume, therefore, is to explore current patterns and policies of immigration in key countries and regions across the globe and analyze the implications for these countries and their immigrant populations. Each of its chapters, written by an international and interdisciplinarygroup of experts, explores how country conditions, policies, values, politics, and attitudes influence the process of immigration and subsequently affect immigrants, migration, and the nation itself. No other volume explores the landscape of worldwide immigration as broadly as this does, with sweeping coverage of countries and empirical research, together with an analytic framework that sets the context of human migration against a wide backdrop of experiential factors that take shape longbefore an immigrant enters a host country. At once a sourcebook and an applied model of immigration studies, Immigration Worldwide is a valuable reference for scholars and students seeking a wide-ranging yet nuanced survey of the key issues salient to debates about the programs and policies thatbest serve immigrant populations and their host countries.

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The ease of transportation, the opening of international immigration policies, the growing refugee movements, and the increasing size of unauthorized immigrant populations suggest that immigration worldwide is a phenomenon of utmost importance to professionals who develop policies and programsfor, or provide services to, immigrants. I...

Uma A. Segal, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program at University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is the editor of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. Doreen Elliott, Ph.D., is Professor of Social Work and Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. She has serve...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 7.28 × 10 × 0.79 inPublished:February 2, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Uma A. Segal, Nazneen S. Mayadas and Doreen Elliott: The Immigration Process2. Doreen Elliott, Nazneen S. Mayadas and Uma A. Segal: Immigration Worldwide: Trends and AnalysisPart II: Nations with Large Immigrant Populations3. Uma A. Segal: The Changing Face of the United States of America4. Vladimir Iontsev, Irina Ivakhnyuk and Svetlana Soboleva: Immigration to Russia5. Andrea Schmelz: Immigration in Germany6. Ines Michalowski: Immigration to France: The Challenge of Immigrant Integration7. Usha George: Immigration to Canada8. Ranabir Samaddar: The Dynamics of Hospitality9. Will Somerville and Betsy Cooper: Immigration in the United Kingdom10. David Corkill: Spain: A 'New Immigration Centre'11. Mel Gray and Kyile Agllias: A Land of Immigrants12. Shireen S. Issa, Gail Desmond and Fariyal Ross-Sherif: Refugee History and Policies of Pakistan: An Afghan Case StudyPart III: Nations with Increasing Immigrant Populations13. Anna Triandafyllidou: Immigration to Greece14. Treasa Galvin: From emigrant to immigrant society-transition and change in the Republic of Ireland15. Rebeca Raijman and Adriana Kemp: The New Immigration to Israel: Becoming a de-facto Immigration State in the 1990s16. Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska and Marek Okolski: Amorphous Population Movements into Poland and Ensuing Policy Challenges17. Richard D. Bedford and Jacques Poot: Changing tides in the South Pacific: Immigration to Aotearoa New Zealand18. Joao Casqueira Cardoso: Immigration to Portugal19. Pieter Bevelander: The Immigration and Integration Experience: the case of SwedenPart IV: Nations with Low or Declining Immigrant Populations20. Ayman Zohry: Immigration to Egypt21. Supang Chantavanich and Ratchada Jayagupta: Immigration to Thailand: The Case of Migrant Workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia22. Joseph S. Lee: Immigration to Taiwan23. Kim-wah Chung, Ji Qi, and Wenruo Hou: China: a New Pole for Immigration24. Brij Maharaj: Immigration to Post-Apartheid South Africa: Critical Reflections25. A. Essuman-Johnson: Immigration to Ghana26. Adejumoke A. Afolayan: Experiences of Immigration in Nigeria27. Zeila de Brito Fabri Demartini: Immigration in Brazil: The insertion of different groupsPart V: Regional Movements28. Andrew J. Novak: Return and Resettlement: A Survey of Refugee Law and Policy in Africa29. Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler: Immigration and the European UnionPart VI: Concluding Chapter30. Doreen Elliott, Uma A. Segal and Nazneen S. Mayadas: Emerging Themes and Implications