List of Tables and Figures vi
1 Immigration and the Liberal State 1
2 The Politics of Closure 16
3 The Politics of Openness 36
4 The Sisyphean Task of Migration Governance 55
5 Migration Governance beyond the State 81
6 The Janus Face of Liberal Citizenship 107
7 Integration in the Liberal State 131
8 Conclusion: Living with Contradictions 156
References and Bibliography 165
Christina Boswell, University of Edinburgh
"Not only a brilliant work of scholarship, it is the best book on the politics of migration in decades and deserves to become the standard work."
Randall Hansen, University of Toronto
"More than just the best available synthesis on migration from a political science perspective, James Hampshire’s new book offers a persuasive and coherent argument about the 'contradictions of the liberal state' as it meets the fact of immigration. Highly recommended."
Christian Joppke, University of Bern
"Recommendable for a wide range of audiences. Hampshire's approach of focusing on shared features of liberal states across various regions is innovative and enlightening"
LSE Review of Books
- An ideal course text for undergraduates and postgraduates, the book clearly introduces and explains the key issues in immigration policy
- The author draws together and elucidates complex arguments from political theory, sociology and labour economics
- Contains a wealth of empirical detail, as well as an innovative structure that makes a new contribution to the theorising of immigration policy
- Uses the most up-to-date data and examples from all the major immigrant-receiving countries today