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American Immigration Policy : Confronting the Nation's Challenges - Steven G. Koven

American Immigration Policy

Confronting the Nation's Challenges

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Collaboration can be a painful process, especially between authors of different disciplines. This book is an outgrowth of discussions between a Political Scientist and Economists at the School of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville. The Economics perspective is found in Chapter 3 and was largely written by Frank Goetzke. The Political Science oriented review, Chapters 2 and 6,aswellasall the case studies were largely provided by Steven Koven. Most of the book, but es- cially Chapters 4, 5, and 7 evolved as a consequence of conversations between the two authors. We believe the product of two disciplinary approaches has produced a collective outcome that is greater than the sum of individual parts would have been. In this book we have attempted to combine the analytical, empirical, historical, political, and economics approaches. Chapter 3 presents an analytical model, based on economics, Chapters 4 and 5 summarize empirical census data related to im- grants, and Chapter 6 reviews the legislative and political history of immigration.

Introductionp. 1
A Nation of Immigrantsp. 1
History of American Settlement and Migrationp. 2
America's New Immigrantsp. 2
Theories of Migrationp. 3
Pull and Push Theories of Migrationp. 4
Neoclassical Economic Theory of Migrationp. 5
Segmented Labor Market Theoryp. 7
Overview of US Immigration and Immigration Policiesp. 8
From Open Immigration to Initial Restrictions (1790-1920)p. 9
Era of Clear Restrictions (1921-1964)p. 10
Era of Easing Restrictions (1965-1985)p. 11
Era of Renewed Restrictions (1986-Present)p. 12
Contemporary Controversies in Immigration Policyp. 13
Economic Angstp. 14
Cultural and Political Angstp. 15
Plan of Bookp. 17
Theoretical Perspectives: Economics, Culture, Politicsp. 19
Introductionp. 19
Economic Perspectives on Immigrationp. 20
Neoclassical Perspectives on Immigrationp. 21
Dual Labor Market, World Systems, Social Group and Family Theoriesp. 23
Cultural Perspectives on Immigrationp. 25
Political Perspectives on Immigrationp. 28
Historical Views on Immigrationp. 28
Contemporary Views on Immigrationp. 30
Toward a Policy of Optimal Immigrationp. 31
Conclusionsp. 32
The Political Economy of Immigration Policies and Politicsp. 35
Introductionp. 35
The Microeconomics of Migrationp. 37
The Macroeconomics of Immigrationp. 40
Optimal Immigration Policyp. 43
The Politics of Immigration Policyp. 50
Immigrant Contributions to American Economic Developmentp. 53
Introductionp. 53
Literature on Economic Impact of Immigrantsp. 54
Description and Analysis of Datap. 57
American Community Survey Datap. 57
Description of Immigrants in 2007p. 57
Immigrant Earningsp. 61
Immigrant Educationp. 65
Immigrant Genderp. 69
Immigrant Agep. 70
Immigrant Wealthp. 71
Conclusionsp. 76
Andrew Grove (Budapest, Hungary)p. 77
Andrew Grove's Early Lifep. 77
Escape from Hungary and Early Life in the United Statesp. 77
Andrew Grove's Business Careerp. 78
Andrew Grove's Management Philosophyp. 79
Legacy of Andrew Grovep. 81
An Wang (Shanghai, China)p. 82
An Wang's Early Lifep. 82
Education and Inventionsp. 83
Wang Labsp. 84
Legacy of An Wangp. 86
George Soros (Budapest, Hungary)p. 88
George Soros's Early Lifep. 88
Soros the Financierp. 89
Soros the Philosopher and Political Activistp. 90
Legacy of George Sorosp. 91
Immigrant Contributions to American Culturep. 93
Introductionp. 93
Literature on Cultural Impact of Immigrantsp. 94
Description and Analysis of Datap. 98
Work Effortp. 98
Self-Employment (Entrepreneurship)p. 99
Dependencyp. 102
Marriagep. 104
Naturalizationp. 105
Ability to Speak Englishp. 107
Military Participationp. 108
Conclusionsp. 109
Irving Berlin (Temun, Russia)p. 110
Irving Berlin's Early Lifep. 110
Berlin the American Patriotp. 113
Legacy of Irving Berlinp. 115
Hakeem Olajuwon (Lagos, Nigeria)p. 116
Hakeem Olajuwon's Early Lifep. 117
Olajuwon's College and Pro Careerp. 118
Olajuwon's Personal Lifep. 119
Legacy of Hakeem Olajuwonp. 120
Immigrant Contributions to American Politics and Immigration Policyp. 123
Introductionp. 123
Historical Review of Immigration Policyp. 123
Immigration Policies in Colonial Timesp. 123
Immigration Policies in the Post-colonial Erap. 126
From Open Immigration to Initial Restrictions (1798-1920)p. 126
Era of Clear Restrictions (1921-1964)p. 130
Era of Eased Restrictions (1965-1985)p. 135
Era of Renewed Restrictions (1986-Present)p. 138
Contemporary Postures on Immigrationp. 145
Case Studies of Political Impact of Select Immigrantsp. 146
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Thal, Austria)p. 146
Henry Kissinger (Furth, Bavaria)p. 151
Madeleine Albright (Prague, Czechoslovakia)p. 158
Immigration Policies Outside of the United Statesp. 167
Introductionp. 167
Immigration Policy in Commonwealth Nationsp. 168
Canadap. 168
Australiap. 174
Immigration and Immigration Policy in Western European Nationsp. 177
Immigration Policy in Western European Nationsp. 178
Francep. 178
Germanyp. 184
France and the Headscarves Affairp. 188
Facts of Casep. 188
Political Implications of Affairp. 189
2001 Riots in the United Kingdom: Oldham, Burnley, Bradford, Leedsp. 191
Facts of Casesp. 191
Causes of Riots in UKp. 191
Investigations into Riots in Oldhamp. 193
Conclusionsp. 195
Introductionp. 195
Immigration Policy Regarding LPRs and H1-B Workersp. 196
Canadian and Australian Merit-Based Immigration Policyp. 199
Illegal Immigration in the United Statesp. 203
Characteristics of Major Immigrant Groupsp. 205
Immigration Policy Prescriptionsp. 207
Public Opinion and Immigrationp. 209
What Does the Future Hold?p. 210
Glossaryp. 213
Bibliographyp. 219
Name Indexp. 229
Subject Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780387959399
ISBN-10: 0387959394
Series: Public Administration, Governance and Globalization
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 2nd October 2010
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.17