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The Integration and Protection of Immigrants: Canadian and Scandinavian Critiques

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Edited by: Paul Van Aerschot, Patricia Daenzer

ISBN13: 9781472436542
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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In Scandinavian countries immigration is a sensitive issue and legislators’ approach to the questions it has raised has varied over the years. Whatever immigrant and integration policies are adopted in a democratic society, it is clear that the legislation and the authorities have to ensure that the individual rights of the immigrants residing in its territory are respected. With Canada as a point of reference, this book draws attention to weaknesses in the regulation and implementation of integration provisions threatening the immigrants’ individual rights in the EU member states of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The study challenges readers to critically review the meaning of rights and the notion of global caring. It takes a critical look at how vulnerable immigrants fare in a largely immigrant nation with a welfare capitalism legacy, when compared to three European nations which claim to embrace institutional welfare models.

This book will be of great interest to scholars and decision-makers interested in Scandinavian or Canadian immigration and integration policies.

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Subjects:
Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
Contents:
Preface
Introduction, Paul Van Aerschot and Patricia Daenzer.

Part 1 Integration Policies: Migration, post migration policies and social integration in Canada, Patricia Daenzer
From the bottom up: developing a community based immigration strategy. A Canadian case study, Tim Rees
Shifting policy aims in the reformed Finnish and Swedish integration legislation, Paul Van Aerschot
Integration beyond multiculturalism: social cohesion and structural discrimination in Sweden, Masoud Kamali
Citizen-making at the language centres. Civic education for immigrants through the official Danish language tuition, Marjukka Weide
Remarks on the legal and political status of EU citizenship, Joakim Nergelius.

Part 2 Regulating the Protection of Immigrants in a Vulnerable Position: Regulating the irregular - third-country labour migration in a changing society from a Swedish and EU perspective, Andreas Inghammar
The exploitation of migrant labour and the problems of control in Finland, Anne Alvesalo-Kuusi, Anniina Jokinen and Natalia Ollus
The right to health care for irregular migrants in Sweden - a dilemma for the universal model and the moral economy, Carin Björngren Cuadra
Ethnic minorities among other minorities - a disfavoured group in Danish society?, Martin Bak Jørgensen and Ruth Emerek
Social assistance for immigrants and refugees in Denmark. A judgment and a prophecy, Ida Elisabeth Koch
Free legal aid in a marginalized area in Denmark, Nina v. Hielmcrone
Generational negotiations on young men’s criminality and ethnic hierarchies in Finland, Päivi Honkatukia and Leena Suurpää
Policing and newcomer communities in Canada: policy, training and practice, William Shaffir, Vic Satzewich and Hila Taraky
Integration and the protection of immigrants: Canadian-Nordic comparisons, Patricia Daenzer, Paul Van Aerschot and Tim Rees

Conclusions, Patricia Daenzer and Paul Van Aerschot. Index.