In this ambitious study, Anna K. Boucher and Justin Gest present a unique analysis of immigration governance across thirty countries. Relying on a database of immigration demographics in the world's most important destinations, they present a novel taxonomy and an analysis of what drives different approaches to immigration policy over space and time. In an era defined by inequality, populism, and fears of international terrorism, they find that governments are converging toward a 'Market Model' that seeks immigrants for short-term labor with fewer outlets to citizenship - an approach that resembles the increasingly contingent nature of labor markets worldwide.
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Preface: the start of a conversation; 1. The liberal model and the market model; 2. The classification of immigration regimes; 3. Drivers of immigration regimes over time; 4. Visa mix: a global preference for labor migration? 5. Temporary ratio: the return of the guest worker? 6. Naturalization: a final barrier to migration; 7. The crossroads taxonomy of thirty immigration regimes; 8. What explains variation in immigration regimes?; Methodological appendix.
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