From Aliens to Citizens : The Political Incorporation of Immigrants

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Title From Aliens to Citizens : The Political Incorporation of Immigrants
Author(s) Bevelander, Pieter ; Spång, Mikael
Date 2014
English abstract
This is a draft chapter for the Handbook on Economics of International Migration (Eds. B. R. Chiswick and P. W. Miller) and deals with the political incorporation of immigrants in host societies. Political incorporation is discussed with regard to the regulation of legal status, rights, opportunities, and acquisition of citizenship. We give examples of the legal regulation and policies from several countries in the world, showing thereby the diversity of approaches to political incorporation but also similarities to the regulation of access to residence, rights, and citizenship. We highlight changes in this regard since the Second World War and discuss more recent trends. Moreover, we discuss different factors explaining the variation in incorporation policies. Also, this chapter traces different dimensions of political participation of immigrants, and, finally, we address the expected effects on wider integration of citizenship acquisition.
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Publisher Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit, IZA
Series/Issue Discussion Paper;7920
Pages 58
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) citizenship
political incorporation
non-citizens rights
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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