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Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States

Christian Joppke


This book features a compilation of macro-oriented immigration studies by leading scholars. The authors focus on the two aspects of the nation-state challenged by migration: the sovereignty over entry and expulsion, and unitary membership as citizenship. It presents opposing views on sovereignty, the impact of globalisation on immigration control, and the constraints faced by states in this policy domain. It addresses recent debate on post-national membership, particularly the issue of whether post-national membership is a stable alternative to, or temporary deviation from national citizenship ... More

Keywords: immigration, nation-state, sovereignty, citizenship, post-national membership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198292296
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198292295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Joppke, editor
European University Institute