"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.

Citizenship and the Other in the Age of Migration

Citizenship and the other in the age of migration

In the past half-century, the democratic nation-state has become the global norm as the principal unit of political organization. Within it, people are defined as citizens with rights and obligations laid down by constitutions and laws. There is, of course, a gap between the principle and the reality: the majority of the 185 states within the United Nations cannot claim to be stable democracies in which all citizens are truly equal before the law. Where democracy does not yet exist those in power claim that this is due to economic deprivation or histories of colonialism, foreign domination and internal conflict. Democratic citizenship is the goal.

The paradox is that, ...

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