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Immigration Policymaking in the Global Era : In Pursuit of Global Talent.

Author: Natasha T T Duncan
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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Through a comparative case study analysis of the United Kingdom and Germany, with references to the United States, this study examines the impetuses for and processes by which governments came to choose the points system for immigration control.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Duncan, Natasha T.T.
Immigration Policymaking in the Global Era : In Pursuit of Global Talent.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natasha T T Duncan
ISBN: 9781137048967 1137048964
OCLC Number: 795120221
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages)
Contents: Cover; Immigration Policymaking in the Global Era: In Pursuit of Global Talent; Contents; Illustrations; Acronyms; Preface; CHAPTER 1: Introduction; International Migration and International Political Economy; Significance; Argument; Chapter Outline; CHAPTER 2: The Demand for Skilled Migrants: Domestic and International Factors; Globalization and the Supply Side; The Bifurcation of International Migrants: Profile of the Highly Skilled; State Responses: The Demand Side; Structural Constraints; Domestic Structural Changes: Brain Drains and Aging and Shrinking Populations; Conclusion. CHAPTER 3: Immigration Policy AlternativesImmigration Selection Models; Model I: Government Planned Policies; Model II: Labor-Market-Demand Policies; Conclusion; CHAPTER 4: Immigration Policymaking in the Global Era: Three Theories; State-Level Theories: Political Economy and Institutionalism; Diffusion Theories; Competition; Learning; Emulation; Testing Theories of Policy Diffusion; CHAPTER 5: Britain: From Zero Immigration to Economic Migration; Background; Pressures to Change; Drivers of Change; Immigration Policy and International Influence. International Interaction: Membership in International OrganizationsCommissions and Reports; Policy Adoption; Competition, Emulation, or Learning?; Conclusion; CHAPTER 6: Germany: Moving Toward "Modern" Immigration Policy; Background; Drivers of Change; Immigration Policy and International Influences; International Interaction: Membership in International Organizations; Commissions and Reports; Policy Nonadoption; Competition, Emulation, or Learning?; Conclusion; CHAPTER 7: Conclusion: Balancing Political Needs and Economic Realities; The United States and the Points System. Consideration of a Points SystemInternational Influence; Policy Nonadoption; Timing of Adoption/Consideration; Continued Spread of the Points System; Implications of the 2008 Global Economic Crisis; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; Index.

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Through a comparative case study analysis of the United Kingdom and Germany, with references to the United States, this study examines the impetuses for and processes by which governments came to choose the points system for immigration control.

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