Immigration policy has become a very controversial subject for legal policy discussion in the European Union. Dramatic demographic changes make it evident that immigration is one of the means for replacing an ageing labour force and maintaining the social system. A comprehensive immigration policy has to take into account the needs of the labour market, efficient selection procedures and the cost of integration. In October 2002 the Institute for Legal Policy at the University of Trier held a workshop on those issues. Eminent specialists from different European countries presented papers on different aspects of immigration and integration in an interdisciplinary way. These papers and the discussion reports are contained in this volume.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003. 279 pp., num. fig. and tables
Contents: Rainer Münz: Migration and Demographic Change in Europe – Karin Oellers-Frahm: National Immigration Policies
in Comparative Perspective – Felicita Medved: A Common European Immigration Policy or How Common is Common Enough? – Christian
Calliess: The Constitutional Framework of a Common European Immigration Policy - Paving the Way to Fortress Europe? – Anastasios
Bisopoulos: Immigration and Labour Market Policies in the European Union: What Prospects and What Policies? A Challenge Europe
is Facing Today – Joanna Apap: Shaping Europe’s Migration Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Member States’ «Green Card» Legislation:
A Comparison of Strategies in Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK – Heinz Werner: The Integration of Foreign Workers
into the Labour Market: An EU Perspective – Sandrine van der Velde: Three Paradoxes in the Community Right to Family Reunification
for Migrant Workers – Albrecht Weber/Anne Walter: The Right of Protection of Family for Migrants in Europe: Access and Integration
of Family Reunion – Christine Langenfeld: Social Rights for Immigrants – Wolfgang Klooß: Historicizing/Contemporizing Multiculturalism
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