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Author Somerville, Will.

Title Immigration under New Labour / Will Somerville
Published Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Immigration under New Labour; Contents; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; About the author; Preface: The Blair Years; Introduction; 1. Managed migration; 2. Security: powers to combat the 'illegal' threat; 3. Integration: a new pivot for policy?; 4. The vicious circle of asylum policy; 5. Delivery: non-stop reform; 6. A new direction; 7. The new global marketplace; 8. The law and policy; 9. The European Union; 10. Networks: the engine room of policy development; 11. Politicians and parties; 12. Public attitudes; 13. The media: policy in the furnace
Summary Lurid headlines on every aspect of migration have been a consistent feature of the last decade, from worries over asylum seekers to concerns about unprecedented economic immigration from Eastern Europe. This book presents the first comprehensive account of government policy on immigration over the last ten years, providing an in-depth analysis of strategy and legislation since Tony Blair and New Labour were first elected. The account begins by placing policy change under Labour in their proper historical context, before examining the key policy themes - economic migration; security; integration; asylum - of the last decade. Through an analysis of such policy themes, the author contends that immigration policy has undergone an intense and innovative transformation in the period from May 1997 to May 2007. Arguing that a more plural system of governance exists, the author challenges traditional accounts of policy development. By addressing the various influences on immigration policy making, from globalisation, the European Union and the law, to politics, the media and the networks of special interests, he seeks to provide a holistic explanation for the transformation of immigration policy. The author concludes with an evaluation of Labour's immigration reforms, and whether government policy can be judged a success. The book will be of interest to policy makers, academics, students studying immigration, and readers interested in serious current affairs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1997-2007.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008371508
ISBN 1847422578 (electronic bk.)
9781847422576 (electronic bk.)