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The Decline of Sovereignty? Politics and Immigration Restriction in Liberal States

Gary P. Freeman

in Challenge to the Nation-State

Published in print February 1998 | ISBN: 9780198292296
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599569 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292295.003.0004
 The Decline of Sovereignty? Politics and Immigration Restriction in Liberal States

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This chapter examines the theory of declining sovereignty and pervasive restrictionism in the politics of immigration in Western nations. It is argued that the situation is not grave as it seems despite numerous obstacles to immigration control. In fact, state control of migration is increasing rather than decreasing over time. It cites the need to disaggregate this highly complex policy arena and develop particularized generalizations about each component of overall immigration policy.

Keywords: sovereignty; pervasive restrictionism; immigration policy; Western nations

Chapter.  8999 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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