The Borders of Integration

sizable amount of capital that associations such as the Pna and PrcU eventually accumulated, thanks to their ability to vertically integrate re- sources, made them formidable political players on the national stage.

Author: Brian McCook

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821443514

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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The issues of immigration and integration are at the forefront of contemporary politics. Yet debates over foreign workers and the desirability of their incorporation into European and American societies too often are discussed without a sense of history. McCook’s examination questions static assumptions about race and white immigrant assimilation a hundred years ago, highlighting how the Polish immigrant experience is relevant to present-day immigration debates on both sides of the Atlantic. Further, his research shows the complexity of attitudes toward immigration in Germany and the United States, challenging historical myths surrounding German national identity and the American “melting pot.” In a comparative study of Polish migrants who settled in the Ruhr Valley and northeastern Pennsylvania, McCook shows that in both regions, Poles become active citizens within their host societies through engagement in social conflict within the public sphere to defend their ethnic, class, gender, and religious interests. While adapting to the Ruhr and northeastern Pennsylvania, Poles simultaneously retained strong bonds with Poland, through remittances, the exchange of letters, newspapers, and frequent return migration. In this analysis of migration in a globalizing world, McCook highlights the multifaceted ways in which immigrants integrate into society, focusing in particular on how Poles created and utilized transnational spaces to mobilize and attain authentic and more permanent identities grounded in newer broadly conceived notions of citizenship.

The Borders of Integration

Integration as absorption One of the most prominent works in the field of migration studies was done by Paul Collier. On the basis of the social capital theory, Collier developed his own model of the social consequences of migration ...

Author: Bianca Maria Pirani

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527519176

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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This volume introduces sociological knowledge to social reality in various fields that are especially significant for Southern European societies, such as education, migration, social cohesion and political participation. It provides the reader with an understanding of the new and radical challenges that Europe has been called to face, and complements academic research with new conceptualisations of sociology which solve social public problems in specific territorial contexts. The book focuses on the body as the vector of social cohesion policies in the awareness that cohesion revolves around the ability of all people – not just migrants – to manage conflict and change. With these aims, the empowered body is suggested as a means able to build up the timescales of memory as time-windows open to the ethic boundaries of human life. In today’s world, the question of empowerment crosses borders, not only geographic but also cognitive, linguistic and cultural ones. Refuting the longstanding notion that culture alone is responsible for group behaviour, this book confronts the “moving up” and “getting on” characterizing current immigration policies, specifically in Europe and the Mediterranean area and, in general, around the world. Methodologically, all contributions here pay attention to the powerful connection between the individual lives and the historical and socio-economic contexts in which these lives unfold. The brilliant analyses here suggest, at least, the “borderlands” as the agent making the movement of policy.

Borders Mobility Regional Integration and Development

Part I introduces the major theme and, indeed, conceptual issues, with a focus on borders, mobility and regional integration (Chaps. 1, 2, and 3). It provides an overview of borders, migration and regional integration in Africa, ...

Author: Christopher Changwe Nshimbi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030428907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

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This book examines social, economic and political issues in West, Eastern and Southern Africa in relation to borders, human mobility and regional integration. In the process, it highlights the innovative aspects of human agency on the African continent, and presents a range of empirical case studies that shed new light on Africa’s social, economic and political realities. Further, the book explores cooperation between African nation-states, including their historical socioeconomic interconnections and governance of transboundary natural resources. Moreover, the book examines the relationship between the spatial mobility of borders and development, and the migration regimes of nation-states that share contiguous borders in different geographic territories. Further topics include the coloniality of borders, sociocultural and ethnic relations, and the impact of physical borders on human mobility and wellbeing. Given its scope, the book represents a unique resource that offers readers a wealth of new insights into today’s Africa.

Integration at the Border

The Dutch Act on Integration Abroad and International Immigration Law Karin de Vries. Firstly, they provided for integration to become compulsory for all aliens and Dutch citizens – newcomers and resident immigrants – born outside the ...

Author: Karin de Vries

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782251422

Category: Law

Page: 440

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A recent development in the immigration policies of several European states is to make the admission of foreign nationals dependent upon criteria relating to their integration. As the practice of 'integration testing abroad' becomes more widespread, this book endeavours to clarify the legal implications which have hitherto remained poorly understood and studied. The book begins by looking at the situation in the Netherlands, which was the first EU Member State to introduce pre-entry integration requirements. It explores the historical and political origins of the Dutch Act on Integration Abroad and explains how, in this national context, integration has become a criterion for the selection of immigrants. It then examines how integration requirements must be evaluated from the point of view of European and international law, including human rights treaties, EU migration directives and association agreements and the law on non-discrimination. The book identifies the legal standards set by these instruments with regard to integration testing abroad and draws conclusions as to the lawfulness of the Dutch approach.

African Borders Conflict Regional and Continental Integration

Based on these discussions and findings, what conclusions can then be made about the prospects of integrating Africa and achieving holistic development? Insofar as concerns borders, it is important to note that no one-size-fits-all ...

Author: Inocent Moyo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429614873

Category: Science

Page: 228

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This book looks at the ways African borders impact war and conflict, as well as the ways continental integration could contribute towards cooperation, peace and well-being in Africa. African borders or borderlands can be a source of problems and opportunity. There is often a historical, geospatial and geopolitical architecture rooted in trajectories of war, conflict and instability, which could be transformed into those of peace, regional and continental integration and development. An example is the cross-border and regional response to the Boko Haram insurgency in West Africa. This book engages with cross-border forms of cooperation and opportunity in Africa. It considers initiatives and innovations which can be put in place or are already being employed on the ground, within the current regional and continental integration projects. Another important element is that of cross-border informality, which similarly provides a ready resource that, if properly harnessed and regulated, could unleash the development potential of African borders and borderlands. Students and scholars within Geography, International Relations and Border Studies will find this book useful. It will also benefit civil society practitioners, policymakers and activists in the NGO sector interested in issues such as migration, social cohesion, citizenship and local development.

Mismanagement of the border surveillance system and lessons for the new America s Shield Initiative

Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight. Question : 3. Given the ambitious goals of the new Secure Border Initiative , has the Department dentified ways in which similar administrative hurdles can be eliminated ? Yes .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight


ISBN: PSU:000058928837



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Regulatory Integration Across Borders

Even though we have been witnessing the increasing integration of non-state actors in legal and political science literature, such considerations often remain static and do not pay sufficient attention to the dynamics and interactive ...

Author: Rebecca Schmidt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108426787

Category: Law

Page: 258

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Offers an analysis of cooperation between international organizations and private actors in creating transnational regulation.

Open Borders Open Society Immigration and Social Integration in Japan

So far, debates around Japanese language education focuses only on “proficiency” but needs to be extended to issues of continuous Japanese learning or how to integrate into community foreign residents eager to be an active member of ...

Author: Toake Endoh

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847416944

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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Ist Japan auf eine multikulturelle Gesellschaft vorbereitet? Der Band untersucht die Entwicklung der japanischen Einwanderungs- und Integrationspolitik sowie der damit verbundenen Institutionen und verfolgt dabei einen disziplinübergreifenden sozialwissenschaftlichen Ansatz. Die Autor*innen beleuchten kritische Fragen und Herausforderungen, mit denen das Land aufgrund der unartikulierten Politik der der Akzeptanz von Migration seitens der Regierung konfrontiert ist, z. B. in den Bereichen Flüchtlingspolitik, multikulturelle Bildung und Katastrophenschutz. Wie kann die Situation verbessert werden? Das Buch untersucht Veränderungen und Initiativen, die notwendig sind, um ein widerstandsfähiges politisches System für ein liberales, pluralistisches und integratives Japan zu schaffen.

Citizens and borderwork in contemporary Europe

European Integration as a Challenge to Border Conflict Practices One of the core aspects of European integration is that it challenges established border practices. Indeed, in any possible definition of integration, the transformation ...

Author: Chris Rumford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317968122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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The extent to which ordinary people can construct, shift, and dismantle borders is seriously neglected in the existing literature. The book explores the ability of citizens to participate in the making of borders, and the empowerment that can result from this bordering and debordering activity. ‘Borderwork’ is the name given to the ways in which ordinary people can make and unmake borders. Borderwork is no longer only the business of nation-states, it is also the business of citizens (and indeed non-citizens). This study of ‘borderwork’ extends the recent interest in forms of bordering which do not necessarily occur at the state’s external borders. However, the changing nature of borders cannot be reduced to a shift from the edges to the interior of a polity. To date little research has been conducted on the role of ordinary people in envisioning, constructing, maintaining, shifting, and erasing borders; creating borders which facilitate mobility for some while creating barriers to mobility for others; appropriating the political resources which bordering offers; contesting the legitimacy of or undermining the borders imposed by others. This book makes an original contribution to the literature and stands to set the agenda for a new dimension of border studies. This book was published as a special issue of Space and Polity.