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Immigration and American democracy : subverting the rule of law

Author: Robert E Koulish
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While immigration embodies America's rhetorical commitment to democracy, it also showcases abysmal failures in democratic practice. This title examines these failures in terms of excessive executive powers circumventing the constitution, privatization, and right-wing subversion of local democracy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Koulish, Robert E. (Robert Edwin).
Immigration and American democracy.
New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009027873
(OCoLC)237880935
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Koulish
ISBN: 9780203883228 0203883225
OCLC Number: 574701699
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 223 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Framing "Illegal Aliens": Sovereignty, Plenary Powers, and Discretion; Chapter 3 Criminalizing Immigration; Chapter 4 Neoliberalism, Risk, and Immigration Control; Chapter 5 Privatization of Immigration Control; Chapter 6 Race, Class, and the Border Fence Fiasco; Chapter 7 The Federalization of Sovereign Control: Outsourcing Immigration Enforcement Authority to State and Local Officials; Chapter 8 Immigrant Resistance or Immigrant Control: The Technology Game is On.
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