Western Hemisphere Immigration and United States Foreign Policy

Paperback | November 7, 2005

EditorChristopher Mitchell

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This book adds a wealth of new data on the political significance of inter-American migration, through case studies of the policies of population flows from Cuba, Central America, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. This theme has received only preliminary attention fully ten years after the Mariel boat-lift from Cuba. The contributing scholars bolster an emerging trend in the broad study of international population movements, emphasizing the effect government policies on migration is a social process quire insulated form the effects of public policy.

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This book adds a wealth of new data on the political significance of inter-American migration, through case studies of the policies of population flows from Cuba, Central America, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. This theme has received only preliminary attention fully ten years after the Mariel boat-lift from Cuba. The contr...

Christopher Mitchell is Associate Professor of Politics at New York University. He is the author of The Legacy of Populism in Bolivia: From the MNR to Military Rule (1977) and the editor of Changing Perspectives in Latin American Studies: Insights from Six Disciplines (1988).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.73 inPublished:November 7, 2005Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0271026103

ISBN - 13:9780271026107

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“This collection of articles clearly makes the case that migration has been a central feature of political relations between the United States and Latin America. At a time when the United States is examining both its foreign policies and its migration policies, this volume should be received with keen interest.”

—Robert L. Bach, Institute for Research on Multiculturalism and International Labor, SUNY-Binghamton