Politics problem: Immigration

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Literature Review: Immigration problem for Politics

This “Ten Problems for Politics in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. liberalism, 
  2. democracy,
  3. authoritarianism,
  4. mondialism,
  5. populism,
  6. immigration,
  7. diversity,
  8. international relations,
  9. instability,
  10. peace.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

6 Immigration

THE PROBLEM — How should political theorists respond to the demands and challenges that migration across borders brings? The current migration crisis is at least partly an aspect of the wider crisis of neoliberalism as a form of capitalist organization. What impedes political and medial self-criticism? The refugee problem is another type of immigration gaining relevance among a number of novel trends, and in need of more attention. Democratic citizens confront a range of problems framed as “security” issues, in policy areas such as counterterrorism and migration control, which place substantial political pressure on democratic norms.

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CONCLUSIONS — The discussion of migration in political theory has gone beyond the original question of who should be allowed to enter and on what grounds. Due to their nature and interdependence, the question of how political decisions, the labor market, and the violence experienced by migrants in Europe are interrelated becomes legitimate. Equilibrium border control often proves insufficient compared with the joint optimum, calling for enforcement by federal authorities. In the wake of the crisis, many literary texts and films self-critically reflect on the literary and filmic framing of migrants, and challenge the political and medial ‘externalization’ of the crisis. An immigrant’s legal status strongly influences support for both naturalization and deportation, while economic and cultural characteristics primarily affect support for naturalization. Refugees have little to no knowledge of the institutional systems and processes through which their personal data is managed and used. It should not have taken a catastrophic event like the terrorist attacks on 9/11 to realize the urgent need for stronger national security in the United States. Immigrants integration researchers should be aware of the consequences of policy-research-relations. Security tests at border need more development before they could be used as a prescriptive policy tool. New types of migrants have emerged also in Latin America, adding nuances to the entire discourse.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Politics in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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