Outsiders No More?: Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation

Paperback | August 28, 2013

EditorJennifer Hochschild, Jacqueline Chattopadhyay, Claudine Gay

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Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to consider pathways by which immigrants may be incorporated into the political processes of western democracies. It builds on a rich tradition of studying immigrant incorporation, but eachchapter innovates by moving beyond singular accounts of particular groups and locations toward a general causal model with the scope and breadth to apply across groups, places, and time.Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation addresses three key analytic questions: what, if anything, are the distinctive features of immigrants or immigrant groups? How broadly should one define and study politics? What are the initial premises for analyzing pathways toward incorporation; does onelearn more by starting from an assumption of racialization and exclusion or from an assumption of engagement and inclusion? While all models engage with all three key analytic questions, chapters vary in their relative focus on one or another, and in the answers they provide. Most include graphicalillustrations of the model, as well as extended examples applying the model to one or more immigrant populations. At a time when research on immigrant political incorporation is rapidly accumulating - and when immigrants are increasingly significant political actors in many democratic polities - this volume makes a timely and valuable intervention by pushing researchers to articulate causal dynamics, provideclear definitions and measurable concepts, and develop testable hypotheses. Furthermore, the wide array of frameworks examining how immigrants become part of a polity or are shunted aside ensure that activists and analysts alike will find useful insights.By including historians, sociologists, and political scientists, by ranging across North America and Western Europe, by addressing successful and failed incorporative efforts, this handbook offers guides for anyone seeking to develop a dynamic, unified, and supple model of immigrant politicalincorporation.

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Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to consider pathways by which immigrants may be incorporated into the political processes of western democracies. It builds on a rich tradition of studying immigrant incorporation, but eachchapter innovates by moving beyond singular accoun...

Jennifer L. Hochschild is Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University. Jacqueline Chattopadhyay is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Authors' BiosketchesAcknowledgements and DedicationIntroduction, by the editorsI. Are Immigrants Distinctive?1. S. Karthick Ramakrishnan: Incorporation versus Assimilation: The Need for Conceptual Differentiation2. Maria Lorena Cook: Is Incorporation of Unauthorized Immigrants Possible? Inclusion and Contingency for Non-Status Migrants and Legal Immigrants3. Christian Joppke: Tracks of Immigrant Political Incorporation4. Robert C. Lieberman: Ideas and Institutions in Immigrant Political Incorporation5. Janelle Wong: Immigrant Political Incorporation: Beyond the Foreign-Born vs. Native-Born DistinctionII. How Broad Is Politics In Immigrant Political Incorporation?6. John Mollenkopf: Dimensions of Immigrant Political Incorporation7. Rafaela Dancygier: Culture, Context, and the Political Incorporation of Immigrant-origin Groups in Europe8. Ewa Morawska: Structuring Immigrants' Civic-Political Incorporation into the Host Society9. Monica McDermott: The Importance of Demographic and Social Contexts in Determining Political Outcomes10. Michael Jones-Correa: Thru-ways, By-ways and Cul-de-sacs of Immigrant Political IncorporationIII. How Should One Approach the Topic of Incorporation?11. Irene Bloemraad: "The Great Concern of Government": Public Policy as Material and Symbolic Resources12. Nolan McCarty: The Political Economy of Immigrant Incorporation into the Welfare State13. Marc Morj Howard: Continuity and Change in the Citizenship Laws of Europe: The Impact of Public Mobilization and the Far Right14. Michael Minkenberg: Political Opportunity Structures and the Mobilization of Anti-Immigrant Actors: Modeling Effects on Immigrant Political Incorporation15. Gary Segura: Behavioral and Attitudinal Components of Immigrant Political Incorporation16. Rahsaan Maxwell: Assimilation and Political Attitude Tradeoffs17. Jennifer Hochschild: Moving Up and In: Two Dimensions of Immigrant Political Incorporation18. Gary Gerstle: Acquiescence or Transformation? Divergent Paths of Political Incorporation in AmericaIV. Rethinking Immigrant Political Incorporation: What Have We Learned, and What Next?Xavier de Sousa Briggs: