Michael Bommes was one of the most brilliant and original migration studies scholars of our time. This posthumous collection brings together a selection of his most important work on immigration, integration, transnationalism, irregular migration and migrant networks. Each essay provides a rigorous and compelling critique of mainstream accounts, building on Bommes' distinctive systems theoretic approach. It will be required reading for all theoretically minded scholars and advanced students of migration studies.
|Christina Boswell is Professor of Politics, Deputy Dean of Research, College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh.|Gianni D'Amato is Professor of the University of Neuch tel and Director of the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies
Immigration and Social Systems - 2[-]Table of contents - 6[-]Foreword - 8[-]Preface - 10[-]Introduction - 12[-]1 Migration in modern society - 20[-]2 National welfare state, biography and migration Labour migrants, ethnic Germans and the re-ascription of welfare state membership - 38[-]3 Systems theory and the 'ethnic inequality' of migrant workers - 60[-]4 Welfare systems and migrant minorities The cultural dimension of social policies and its discriminatory potential - 84[-]5 Transnationalism or assimilation? - 108[-]6 'Integration takes place locally' On the restructuring of local integration policy - 126[-]7 Illegal migration in modern society Consequences and problems of national European migration policies - 158[-]8 General and specific characteristics of networks (with Veronika Tacke) - 178[-]9 National paradigms of migration research(with Dietrich Thr nhardt) - 202[-]References - 234[-]Consequence and problem of national European migration[-]policies[-][-]
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