Synopses & Reviews
This book draws the first contours of a theory of immigration in multilevel states addressing two themes: governance and political parties. It connects multilevel politics literature with immigration studies examining not only how, and by whom, immigration policy is decided and implemented at different territorial levels, but also how it has became an important dimension of party competition across multilevel states. Six countries have been examined in depth by leading scholars from various disciplines and methodological backgrounds: Belgium (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels), Spain (Catalonia), Canada (Quebec), the United Kingdom (Scotland and London), Italy (Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Calabria), Germany (Bavaria), together with the unitary state of the Netherlands and its two competing cities (Amsterdam and Rotterdam). Sharing a common concern for territory and immigration, the editors, Eve Hepburn and Ricard Zapata-Barrero, seek to catalyze and shape future research in this important new field.
This book develops an exploratory theory of immigration in multilevel states addressing two themes: governance and political parties. It examines not only how, and by whom, immigration policy is decided and implemented at different levels, but also how it has become a key-issue of party competition across multilevel states.
About the Author
Eve Hepburn is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Depute Director of the Academy of Government at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Co-Convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Federalism and Regionalism. Her research explores comparative territorial politics, multi-level governance, immigration and regionalism in Europe and North America. Her recent publications include Using Europe: Territorial Party Strategies in a Multi-level System, New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties and Independence Movements in Subnational Island Jurisdictions.
Ricard Zapata-Barrero is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. His research explores contemporary issues of liberal democracy and citizenship in contexts of diversity and immigration. His recent publications include Diversity Management in Spain: New Dimensions, New Challenges and Addressing Tolerance and Diversity Discourses in Europe: A Comparative Overview of 16 European Countries.
Table of Contents
PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
1. Introduction: Immigration Policies in Multilevel States; Eve Hepburn and Ricard Zapata-Barrero
2. Multilevel Governance of Immigration in Multinational States: 'Who governs?' Reconsidered; Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Fiona Barker
3. Multilevel Party Politics of Immigration: Territorial Rescaling and Party Competition; Eve Hepburn
PART II: GOVERNANCE
4. Divided on Immigration, Two Models for Integration: The Multilevel Governance of Immigration and Integration in Belgium; Ilke Adam and Dirk Jacobs
5. Canadian Federalism and the Governance of Immigration; Raffaele Iacovino
6. Managing Immigration in a Multinational Context: Border Struggles and Nationbuilding in Contemporary Scotland and Catalonia; Jean-Thomas Arrighi de Casanova
7. Migrant Reception Policies in a Multilevel System: Framing and Implementation Structures in the Italian Regions; Francesca Campomori and Tiziana Caponio
8. The Multilevel Dynamics of Immigrant Integration Policies in Unitary States: the Netherlands and the UK; Peter Scholten
PART III: POLITICAL PARTIES
9. Politicizing Migration in Competitive Party Politics: Exploring the Regional and Federal Arena in Germany and Italy; Oliver Schmidtke and Andrej Zaslove
10. Regionalist Parties and Immigration in Belgium; Régis Dandoy
11. FPTP Ain't All That Bad: Nationalist Parties, Immigrants and Electoral Systems in Québec and Flanders; Jan Erk
12. Immigration, Nationalism and Politics in Scotland; Eve Hepburn and Michael Rosie
13. 'Catalunya, terra d'acollida': Stateless Nationalist Party Discourses on Immigration in Catalonia; Núria Franco-Guillén and Ricard Zapata-Barrero
14. Conclusion: Exploring the Contours of a Theory of Immigration in Multilevel States; Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Eve Hepburn