Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany: Negotiating Membership and Remaking the Nation

Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany: Negotiating Membership and Remaking the Nation

By: Demetrios G. Papademetriou (author), Douglas Klusmeyer (author)Hardback

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German migration policy now stands at a major crossroad, caught between a fifty-year history of missed opportunities and serious new challenges. Focusing on these new challenges that German policy makers face, the authors, both internationally recognized in this field, use historical argument, theoretical analysis, and empirical evaluation to advance a more nuanced understanding of recent initiatives and the implications of these initiatives. Their approach combines both synthesis and original research in a presentation that is not only accessible to the general educated reader but also addresses the concerns of academic scholars and policy analysts. This important volume offers a comprehensive and critical examination of the history of German migration law and policy from the Federal Republic's inception in 1949 to the present.

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Douglas B. Klusmeyer teaches in the Department of Justice, Law and Society in the School of Public Affairs at American University, Washington, DC. He has both a PhD in modern European history and a JD in law from Stanford University. Previously, he was the codirector of the Carnegie Endowment's Comparative Citizenship Project and an associate with the Endowment's International Migration Policy Program. His publications focus on migration, citizenship, political ethics, and international politics. Demetrios G. Papademetriou is the President of the Migration Policy Institute and holds a PhD in Comparative Public Policy and International Relations. He has taught at the University of Maryland, Duke University, and the New School and was formerly the chair of the Migration Committee of the Paris-based OECD; director for Immigration Policy and Research at the US Department of Labor, and chair of the Secretary of Labor's Immigration Policy Task Force; and executive editor of the International Migration Review. He has published more than two-hundred books, articles, monographs and research reports on migration topics and advises senior government and political party officials in more than twenty countries.


List of Tables and Figure Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: MEMBERSHIP AND THE BASIC LAW Chapter 1. The International Dimension Chapter 2. The Federalist Dimension Chapter 3. The Civic/Political Dimension Chapter 4. The Social Dimension Chapter 5. The Ethnonational Dimension Chapter 6. Debating Concepts of National Membership Chapter 7. Integration, National Identity, and the Quest for Homogeneity PART II: LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR MANAGING MIGRATION, 1949-1990 Chapter 8. The Descent of the Aussiedler and the Politics of the German Diaspora Chapter 9. The Federal Republic as German Homeland Chapter 10. A Tradition of Imported Labor Chapter 11. Between Retreat and Reform: Naturalization Laws and the Challenge of Integration Chapter 12. Aliens Policy and the Federal Courts Chapter 13. The FRG's International Refugee Challenge Chapter 14. Reunification: Triumph and Tragedy PART III: GERMANY INSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION Chapter 15. Reforming the Frameworks: The Maastricht Treaty and The Basic Law Chapter 16. The Regulation of Asylum Chapter 17. Rethinking Legacies: The New Aussiedler Policy Chapter 18. Jewish Immigration: Contesting and Confirming Germany's Policies toward Immigrants Chapter 19. Reforming German Citizenship Law Chapter 20. Bilateral Agreements Chapter 21. Temporary Labor Migration Programs Chapter 22. The Amsterdam Treaty and the Emergent EU Migration Policy PART IV: GERMANY FACES THE FUTURE: NEW INITIATIVES, OLD HABITS Chapter 23. Green Cards and Leitkultur Chapter 24. Germany's and Europe's Demographic Dilemmas Chapter 25. Embracing Immigration: Laying the Foundation for a New Policy Chapter 26. From Policy Vision to Legislative Reality: The Making of the 2005 Migration Law Chapter 27. Integration and the Migration law Conclusion: Negotiating Difference and Belonging in Today's Germany Selected Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 01/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781845456115
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781845456115
  • ISBN10: 1845456114

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