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Useful Gastarbeiter, burdensome asylum seekers, and the second wave of welfare retrenchment: Exploring the nexus between migration and the welfare state

Menz, Georg. 2006. Useful Gastarbeiter, burdensome asylum seekers, and the second wave of welfare retrenchment: Exploring the nexus between migration and the welfare state. In: Craig A Parsons and Timothy M Smeeding, eds. Immigration and the Transformation of Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 393-418. ISBN 978-0521088282 [Book Section]

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A new kind of historic transformation is underway in twenty-first-century Europe. Twentieth-century Europeans were no strangers to social, economic and political change, but their major challenges focused mainly on the intra-European construction of stable, prosperous, capitalist democracies. Today, by contrast, one of the major challenges is flows across borders - and particularly in-flows of non-European people. Immigration and minority integration consistently occupy the headlines. The issues which rival immigration - unemployment, crime, terrorism - are often presented by politicians as its negative secondary effects. Immigration is also intimately connected to the profound challenges of demographic change, economic growth and welfare-state reform. Both academic observers and the European public are increasingly convinced that Europe's future will largely turn on how is admits and integrates non-Europeans. This book is a comprehensive stock-taking of the contemporary situation and its policy implications.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
2006Published

Item ID:

12584

Date Deposited:

11 Aug 2015 10:13

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 12:13

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12584

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