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Migrants, Refugees, and Foreign Policy: U.S. and German Policies Toward Countries of Origin

Migrants, Refugees, and Foreign Policy: U.S. and German Policies Toward Countries of Origin (Hardback)

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Foreign policies have always played an important role in the movements of migrants. A number of essays in this volume show how the foreign policies of the United States and Germany have directly or inadvertently contributed to the influx from the former Yugoslavia, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union. Now being faced with growing resistance to admit foreigners into their countries, both governments have once again been using foreign-policy instruments in an effort to change the conditions in the refugees' countries of origin which forced people to leave. This volume addresses questions such as which policies can influence governments to improve their human rights, protect minorities, end internal strife, reduce the level of violence, or improve economic conditions so that large numbers of people need not leave their homes.

Rainer Munz, born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1954, is professor of demography at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Until 1992, he was director of the Institute for Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. His main fields of research are European migration, ethnic and linguistic minority issues, and the impact of demographic change on social policy. Myron Weiner is Ford International Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former director of the MIT Center for International Studies. He is the author of and editor of numerous books on India, on political change in developing countries, and on international migration. Professor Weiner has taught at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University and held visiting research appointments at the University of Paris, Hebrew University, Delhi University, and Oxford University. At MIT he chairs the Inter-University Committee on International Migration.

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