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The New Politics of Immigration and the End of Settler Societies

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  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107631236

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  • Over the past decade, a global convergence in migration policies has emerged, and with it a new, mean-spirited politics of immigration. It is now evident that the idea of a settler society, previously an important landmark in understanding migration, is a thing of the past. What are the consequences of this shift for how we imagine immigration? And for how we regulate it? This book analyzes the dramatic shift away from the settler society paradigm in light of the crisis of asylum, the fear of Islamic fundamentalism, and the demise of multiculturalism. What emerges is a radically original take on the new global politics of immigration that can explain policy paralysis in the face of rising death tolls, failing human rights arguments, and persistent state desires to treat migration as an economic calculus.

    • Proposes a radically original understanding of immigration politics
    • Broad scope and accessible style will appeal to a wide range of readers in law, social sciences, and policy
    • Offers much-needed innovation to current immigration politics debates
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "In this book, Dauvergne critically rethinks the relationship between territorial sovereignty, international trade and human rights, arguing that the comfortable distinction between 'us and them' should be rejected in our fast-paced world."
    Francois Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, and Oppenheimer Professor in Public International Law, McGill University, Montréal

    "If we are to break free from international policy paralysis in the face of mass migration, we need a new narrative of belonging and mobility. In this book, Catherine Dauvergne lays out a series of avenues for further intellectual, legal and popular investigation, while mindful of the barriers such endeavours are likely to face."
    Mary Bosworth, University of Oxford

    'Given the front page stories around the world about migration, this book couldn’t come at a better time.' R. A. Harper, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107631236
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 151 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 41 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Settler societies and the immigration imagination
    Part I. The End of Settler Societies:
    3. The asylum crisis
    4. Fear of fundamental Islam
    5. The end of multiculturalism
    Part II. The New Politics:
    6. Why economics and human rights are not enough
    7. The loss of settlement and society
    8. The close of the post-colonial
    9. Contours and consequences of a new politics
    10. Imagining immigration without a past: stories for the future.

  • Author

    Catherine Dauvergne, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
    Catherine Dauvergne is Dean of Law at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She has published six books, including Making People Illegal (2008). As part of her pro bono legal work in migration law, Professor Dauvergne has represented the Canadian Council for Refugees before the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2012, she was named a Fellow of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation in recognition of her contributions to public issues in Canada.

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