This insightful study explores the growth of the two largest post-industrial immigrant nations since the Second World War - Australia and Israel. Almost one in four Australians were born outside the country, more than one in three Israelis.
Immigration and Nation Building brings a comparative approach to the discussion of patterns of immigration, legal structures, the labour market, civil society, public opinion, and integration of the second generation. The result is a thought provoking analysis of the distinctive and universal in the development of two immigrant nations.
By comparing the experiences of these two countries, this ground-breaking study of immigration and its impact will appeal to policy analysts and researchers in government and academia, as well as students in the areas of sociology, politics, economics and history.
Edited by Andrew Markus, Monash University, Australia and Moshe Semyonov, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Contents: Introduction Andrew Markus and Moshe Semyonov 1. Demography - Trends and Composition Karin Amit, Allan Borowski and Sergio DellaPergola 2. Immigration Laws Na'ama Carmi and Susan Kneebone 3. Labor Market Integration Yitchak Haberfeld and Anne Daly 4. The Civil Society Olena Bagno, Majid Al-Haj and Andrew Jakubowicz 5. Immigration and Public Opinion Andrew Markus and Rebeca Raijman 6. The Second Generation Haya Stier and Siew-Ean Khoo References Index