Humanitarianism, Identity, and Nation: Migration Laws in Canada and Australia (Law and Society)

Humanitarianism, Identity, and Nation: Migration Laws in Canada and Australia (Law and Society)

By: Catherine Dauvergne (author)Hardback

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Australia and Canada have each sought international reputations as humanitarian do-gooders, especially in the area of refugee admissions. This book traces the connections between the nation-building tradition of immigration and the challenge of admitting people who do not reflect the national interest of the twenty-first century. In a detailed consideration of how refugees and others in need are admitted to Australia and Canada, Catherine Dauvergne links humanitarianism and national identity to explain the current shape of the law. Humanitarianism, Identity, and Nation is a welcome antidote to economic critiques of immigration, and a thoughtful contribution to rights talk.

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Catherine Dauvergne is Canada Research Chair in Migration Law and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.


Part 1: Reading Migration Laws 1 Introduction 2 The Insights of Identity 3 Nation and Migration 4 Humanitarianism and Identity Part 2: Humanitarian Admissions to Australia and Canada 5 Constructing Others: The Refugee Process 6 Reflecting Ourselves: The Mirror of Humanitarianism 7 Identities, Rights, and Nations 8 Conclusions Appedices Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/01/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780774811125
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780774811125
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0774811129

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