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Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Christian Joppke


This book compares the post‐war politics of immigration control and immigrant integration in three liberal states characterized by sharply distinct nationhood traditions and immigration experiences. Mapping out the many variations between these cases, it focuses on the impact of immigration in the two key areas of sovereignty and citizenship. The first part analyses the effect of immigration on state sovereignty, arguing that with respect to immigration control, liberal states are self‐limited by interest‐group pluralism, autonomous legal systems, and moral obligations towards particular inter ... More

Keywords: citizenship, Germany, Great Britain, immigration, multiculturalism, nation‐state, sovereignty, USA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198295402
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198295405.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Joppke, author
European University Institute, Florence