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Welfare States and Immigrant RightsThe Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion$
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Diane Sainsbury

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654772

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654772.001.0001

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Welfare States and Immigrant Rights

Welfare States and Immigrant Rights

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Welfare States and Immigrant Rights
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Diane Sainsbury

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654772.003.0001

Chapter 1 provides a short introduction to the book as a whole. It calls for recasting the debate on immigration and welfare states so that immigrant rights are a major focus, and it discusses the importance of studying immigrants' social rights. The chapter positions the book in relation to comparative welfare state research and international migration literature to clarify its major contributions. The comparative welfare state literature has largely ignored the situation of immigrants and immigrant rights, and a major contribution is to fill this void in the literature. A second contribution is to analyze both the extension and contraction of immigrants' social rights, and a third is to move beyond a description of policy differences and similarities across countries to an analysis of the politics behind the policies. The chapter presents a brief overview of the book and concludes by emphasizing the policy relevance of the book.

Keywords:   immigration, immigrants' social rights, rights extension, rights contraction

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