Immigration and the Politics of Welfare Exclusion. Selective Solidarity in Western Democracies

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ISBN
9781487523428
Nombre del producto:
Immigration and the Politics of Welfare Exclusion. Selective Solidarity in Western Democracies
Fecha de edición:
1 mar. 2019
Número de Edición:
1
Autor:
Koning, Edward Anthony
Idioma:
Inglés
Formato:
Libro
Páginas:
308
Lugar de edición:
CANADA
Colección:
STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY AND PUBLI
Encuadernación:
Rústica

Why do some governments try to limit immigrants’ access to social benefits and entitlements while others do not? Through an in-depth study of Sweden, Canada, and the Netherlands, Immigration and the Politics of Welfare Exclusion maps the politics of immigrants’ social rights in Western democracies. To achieve this goal, Edward A. Koning analyzes policy documents, public opinion surveys, data on welfare use, parliamentary debates, and interviews with politicians and key players in the three countries.

Koning’s findings are three-fold. First, the politics of immigrant welfare exclusion have little to do with economic factors and are more about general opposition to immigration and multiculturalism. Second, proposals for exclusion are particularly likely to arise in a political climate that incentivizes politicians to appear "tough" on immigration. Finally, the success of anti-immigrant politicians in bringing about exclusionary reforms depends on the response of the political mainstream, and the extent to which immigrants’ rights are protected in national and international legal frameworks.

A timely investigation into an increasingly pressing subject, Immigration and the Politics of Welfare Exclusion will be essential reading for scholars and students of political science, comparative politics, and immigration studies.

List of Abbreviations
Introduction

1. Theorizing Immigrant-Excluding Welfare Reforms
The Progressive’s Dilemma: Immigration versus the Welfare State?

Immigrant-Excluding Welfare Reforms (and Their Alternatives)
The Political Translation of Economic Facts
Forces of Continuity: Institutionalizing Immigrants’ Social Rights
Forces of Change: Contesting Immigrants’ Social Rights

2. The Limits of Economic Explanations
Immigrant Welfare Use and Public Opinion

Immigrant Welfare Use and Support for Welfare Exclusion in Three Countries

3. Sweden: Universalism, Even for Newcomers?
A Story of Gradual Inclusion
Framing Welfare Dependence as Utanförskap
Anti-Migrant Politics in the Margins, but for How Long?

4. Canada: Stability in a Country of Immigrants
Continuation of the Canadian Model of Immigration and Welfare

Faulty Admission and ‘Bogus’ Claimants: Framing Immigrants’ Welfare Dependence
Political Battles at the Margins of the Canadian Model

5. The Netherlands: The Sudden Surge of Selective Solidarity
A Recent History of Immigrant-Excluding Welfare Reforms

From Taboo to Cliché: Increasing Concerns about Immigrants’ Welfare Reliance
Reaching the Boundaries of Exclusion

Conclusions

Appendix Tables
List of Interviews
Works Cited
Endnotes

Edward A. Koning is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph.

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