Edited Book

International Migration and the Social Sciences. Confronting National Experiences in Australia, France and Germany

Published 1 January 2006 / By Ellie Vasta, Vasoodeven Vuddamalay

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Introduction

How have three countries of migration - Australia, France and Germany - engaged with immigration and ethnic diversity? What are the national stereotypes that have blocked effective policy-making and exacerbated conflicts? This book explores the role of the social sciences in the national discourses of migration and how they help shape different societal understandings. It concludes by discussing how international communities of scholars can transcend national discourses leading to better understanding of how migration is shaping global society.