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Nations Of Immigrants

Australia and the USA Compared

John Higley , John Nieuwenhuysen , Stine Neerup

Edited by John Higley, Director, Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, University of Texas at Austin, US and John Nieuwenhuysen, Director, Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Monash University, Australia with Stine Neerup, Research Associate, Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Monash University, Australia

2009 224 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 636 6

Hardback £77.00 on-line price £69.30


Series: Monash Studies in Global Movements series

This book is also available as an ebook  978 1 84980 207 9 from -

‘The book will be a good addition to policymakers’, faculty, and student libraries, and they will find themselves going back to the book time after time for data and information that they can compare with their own country’s history and statistics. Even though the focus is on two specific countries, it is a timely piece of scholarship and one that should be read by all those in the field of immigration. The editors are to be congratulated for putting together an excellent and timely book on immigration issues.’
– James Frideres, Canadian Studies in Population

Contributors: J. Bachmeier, F.D. Bean, S. Bertone, B. Birrell, S.K. Brown, B. Duncan, G.P. Freeman, J. Higley, G. Hugo, A. Jakubowicz, J. Jupp, D.L. Leal, S. Neerup, J. Nieuwenhuysen, S.J. Trejo, C. Wong

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This timely book examines the immense surges in immigration since the mid-1990s in Australia and the United States, two of the world’s most important settler-receiving countries.

Australia’s shift to a points-based, skills-oriented system is contrasted with the political deadlock that has prevented any basic change in US immigration policy during this period. Focusing on immigration policy trends, effects on labour markets, successes and failures in integrating massive numbers of new immigrants, and the future of multiculturalism, the book ponders many of the policy dilemmas that confront both countries.

Drawing on extensive research findings in the field of immigration policy, this book will prove a fascinating read for both scholars and postgraduate students working on immigration, as well as undergraduates studying courses on Australia and comparisons of the Australian and American policy arenas. Public servants engaged in administering Australian and US immigration policies will also find this book invaluable.

Full table of contents



1. Introduction
John Higley and John Nieuwenhuysen

2. Flows of Immigrants 1993–2008: Australia
Graeme Hugo

3. Trends in US Immigration
Susan K. Brown, James Bachmeier and Frank D. Bean

4. From Disordered Expansion to Disordered Stalemate: Immigration Politics in the United States
Gary P. Freeman

5. Immigration Policy in Australia
Bob Birrell

6. Immigration and the Labour Market in Australia
Santina Bertone

7. Immigration and the United States Labour Market
Brian Duncan and Stephen J. Trejo

8. New Groups and Social Cohesion in Australia
Andrew Jakubowicz

9. Latinos, Immigration and Social Cohesion in the United States
David L. Leal

10. Immigrant Settlement, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism in Australia
James Jupp

11. Who Belongs? Assimilation, Integration and Multiculturalism in the United States
Cara Wong



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