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Cities and Immigration: Political and Moral Dilemmas in the New Era of Migration

Avner de Shalit

Abstract

Immigration is no doubt one of the most urgent political issues all over the world. Academics and politicians have been discussing the question of how states should cope with immigrants; but 96 per cent of immigrants end up in cities, and in Europe and the USA a large majority of the immigrants settles in seven or eight cities only. So how should cities integrate immigrants? Should cities be allowed to design their autonomous integration policies? Could they issue visas to immigrants? Should immigrants be granted voting rights in local elections before naturalization? And how do cities think a ... More

Keywords: immigration, cities, assimilation, segregation, city-based visas, Amsterdam, Berlin, sense of place

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198833215
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198833215.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Avner de Shalit, author
Max Kampelman Professor of Democracy and Human Rights, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem