"With its generally clear exposition and a structure that is logical and even dramatic, this illuminating book deserves wide use in the classroom and beyond." --CANADIAN REVIEW OF STUDIES IN NATIONALISM, XXIX (2002) This book, written by one of the leading authorities on migration, traces the growth of global migration since 1945, showing how it has produced fundamental economic, social and cultural changes in most parts of the world.

Explaining Racism in the New Germany

Explaining racism in the New Germany

The racist outrages of the two years since German reunification are too well known to need detailed description. The mob attacks on refugee hostels, the violence against foreigners on the streets and in their homes have been constantly in the headlines. From mid-1990 to mid-1991 about thirty foreigners died as a result of racist violence in Germany (Nirumand 1992: 7), and the situation got even worse in 1992. These acts of violence reflect a general climate of aggression and discrimination against minorities. Particularly disturbing is the success of neo-Nazi organizations in mobilizing youth sub-cultures such as skinheads. What lies behind this outburst of racist violence? In this chapter I will examine some of the ...

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