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The political economy of immigration policy: the example of Scotland

The political economy of immigration policy: the example of Scotland
The political economy of immigration policy: the example of Scotland
The inward mobility of labour can serve as a driver of economic growth and the immigration policies of many countries are orientated towards this end. However immigration is also a contentious issue, with the general public often displaying hostility towards liberal immigration policies. The compromises between economic and political considerations that states make when developing immigration policy are poorly theorised in academic literature. This study contributes to conceptual understandings of the voices of ‘elites’ in the political-economy of immigration policy through a critical interrogation of the narratives and preferences of employers in the context of the Scottish constitutional change debate.
immigration policy, Scotland, elite perspectives, political economy
2042-4116
58
ESRC Centre for Population Change
McCollum, David
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Tindal, Scott
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Findlay, Allan
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McGowan, Teresa
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McCollum, David
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Tindal, Scott
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Findlay, Allan
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McGowan, Teresa
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McCollum, David, Tindal, Scott and Findlay, Allan , McGowan, Teresa (ed.) (2015) The political economy of immigration policy: the example of Scotland (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series, 58) Southampton, GB. ESRC Centre for Population Change 28pp.

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Abstract

The inward mobility of labour can serve as a driver of economic growth and the immigration policies of many countries are orientated towards this end. However immigration is also a contentious issue, with the general public often displaying hostility towards liberal immigration policies. The compromises between economic and political considerations that states make when developing immigration policy are poorly theorised in academic literature. This study contributes to conceptual understandings of the voices of ‘elites’ in the political-economy of immigration policy through a critical interrogation of the narratives and preferences of employers in the context of the Scottish constitutional change debate.

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Published date: 9 January 2015
Keywords: immigration policy, Scotland, elite perspectives, political economy
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography, Centre for Population Change

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Local EPrints ID: 373209
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/373209
ISSN: 2042-4116
PURE UUID: 909dd77f-a0b1-447c-83ea-1ea83c912ac4

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Date deposited: 13 Jan 2015 13:03
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:35

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