Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 26
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Balch, Alex 2016. Immigration and the State.


    Cerna, Lucie 2016. Immigration Policies and the Global Competition for Talent.


    Cerna, Lucie 2016. Immigration Policies and the Global Competition for Talent.


    Cerna, Lucie Hollifield, James and Hynes, William 2015. The Palgrave Handbook of International Labour Migration.


    Money, Jeannette 2015. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.


    Scott, Sam 2015. Venues and Filters in Managed Migration Policy: The Case of the United Kingdom. International Migration Review, p. n/a.


    Thangasamy, Andrew 2015. Let States Nominate Immigrants? Reconsidering US Immigrant Entry Policymaking. International Migration, Vol. 53, Issue. 2, p. 374.


    Whitaker, Beth Elise 2015. Playing the immigration card: the politics of exclusion in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Vol. 53, Issue. 3, p. 274.


    Paquet, Mireille 2014. La construction provinciale comme mécanisme : le cas de l’immigration au Manitoba. Politique et Sociétés, Vol. 33, Issue. 3, p. 101.


    WICKES, REBECCA ZAHNOW, RENEE WHITE, GENTRY and MAZEROLLE, LORRAINE 2014. ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND ITS IMPACT ON COMMUNITY SOCIAL COHESION AND NEIGHBORLY EXCHANGE. Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 36, Issue. 1, p. 51.


    Jiménez, Gemma Pinyol 2013. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration.


    Just, Aida and J. Anderson, Christopher 2012. Immigrants, Citizenship and Political Action in Europe. British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 42, Issue. 03, p. 481.


    Sook-Ran Yoo, and 오혜진, 2012. Local Political Community and Resident Alien’s Political Rights: Korean and Japanese Cases. Korean Political Science Review, Vol. 46, Issue. 2, p. 163.


    Wong, Tom K. 2012. 287(g) and the Politics of Interior Immigration Control in the United States: Explaining Local Cooperation with Federal Immigration Authorities. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 38, Issue. 5, p. 737.


    Cappiccie, Amy C. 2011. A New Model for Studying Immigration Policy. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Vol. 9, Issue. 4, p. 434.


    Downs, William 2011. Social Democracy's Strategic Quandary: Responses to Immigration Challenges and Issue Capture in Europe. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Vol. 12, Issue. 3, p. 242.


    Facchini, Giovanni and Steinhardt, Max Friedrich 2011. What drives U.S. immigration policy? Evidence from congressional roll call votes. Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 95, Issue. 7-8, p. 734.


    Facchini, Giovanni and Mayda, Anna Maria 2010. Migration and Culture.


    Henry, Colleen 2009. The Political Science of Immigration Policies. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Vol. 19, Issue. 6, p. 690.


    Bale, Tim 2008. Turning round the telescope. Centre-right parties and immigration and integration policy in Europe1. Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 15, Issue. 3, p. 315.


    ×

No Vacancy: The Political Geography of Immigration Control in Advanced Industrial Countries

Abstract

This article examines the domestic political sources of immigration control in advanced market economy countries after World War II. Immigration control can be distinguished from the broader concept of immigration policy by its emphasis on state policies that define the permissible level of resident alien admissions. The analysis is based on the well-established fact that immigrant communities are geographically concentrated. I argue that this geographic concentration creates an uneven distribution of costs and benefits, providing a spatial context for immigration politics. In this context, net public demand for tighter immigration control increases in localities where immigrants concentrate when those areas experience higher unemployment, rapid increases in immigration, higher immigrant proportions, and more generous immigrant access to social services. Each of these conditions aggravates competition between immigrants and natives, and hence native hostility, in these communities while employer support for immigration usually diminishes. Yet national politicians may ignore changes in the demand for immigration control unless these constituencies are also able to swing a national election from one party to another. The larger and less “safe” the local constituencies, the greater their influence in this sense. Evidence from the United Kingdom between 1955 and 1981 is consistent with these propositions.

Copyright
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

International Organization
  • ISSN: 0020-8183
  • EISSN: 1531-5088
  • URL: /core/journals/international-organization
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×