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Paths to Inclusion

The Integration of Migrants in the United States and Germany

Edited by Peter Schuck and Rainer Münz

332 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-091-5 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (August 1998)

ISBN  978-1-57181-092-2 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (July 2001)


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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.

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.

Rainer Münz is Head of Research & Knowledge Center (Erste Group), Non-resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute, Washington DC, and Senior Fellow at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI). He studied at Vienna University, where he earned his PhD in 1978. In 1979 he joined the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Until 1992 he was director of the Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Science. Between 1992 and 2003 he was head of the Department of Demography at Humboldt University, Berlin. He was visiting professor at the Universities of Bamberg (1986), University of California at Berkeley (1986, 1989, 1997-98), Frankfurt (1988), Klagenfurt (1996, 1998), Vienna (2001-02) and Zurich (1992). He also was Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Mathematics of Finance, Technical University Vienna (2001-2002). Since 2010 he teaches at the University of St. Gallen. His main fields of research are European Migration, ethnic and linguistic minority issues, and the impact of demographic change on social policy.

Series: Volume 5, Migration & Refugees
Subject: Refugee & Migration Studies
Area: Germany North America

LC: JV6483 .M54 1997

BL: YC.1998.a.3441

BISAC: LAW032000 LAW/Emigration & Immigration; SOC007000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Emigration & Immigration

BIC: LNDA1 Immigration law; JFFN Migration, immigration & emigration




Contents

Introduction
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

Notes on Contributors
Index

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