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Welfare States and Immigrant Rights: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Diane Sainsbury


This book deals with the impact of welfare states on immigrants' social rights, economic well-being and social inclusion, and it offers the first systematic comparison of immigrants' social rights across welfare states. To study immigrants' social rights the author develops an analytical framework that focuses on the interplay between 1) the type of welfare state regime, 2) forms of entry, or entry categories, and 3) the incorporation regime regulating the inclusion or exclusion of immigrants. The book maps out the development of immigrants' social rights from the early postwar period until ar ... More

Keywords: welfare state regimes, social rights, entry categories, incorporation regime, immigrants, citizens, USA, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654772
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654772.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane Sainsbury, author
Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University