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dc.contributor.authorSoennecken, Dagmar
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-15T12:10:04Z
dc.date.available2018-12-15T12:10:04Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.citationSoennecken D. (2014) Germany and the Janus Face of Immigration Federalism: Devolution vs. Centralization. In: Baglay S., Nakache D. (eds) Immigration Regulation in Federal States. International Perspectives on Migration, vol 9. Springer, Dordrechten_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-94-017-8604-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8604-1_8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/35670
dc.description.abstractWhat challenges and opportunities has federalism held for countries like Germany, one of Europe’s most ‘reluctant’ states of immigration? Although the formal, constitutional division of powers between the German central government (Bund) and the federal states (Länder) has certainly shaped Germany’s response to immigration and integration, federalism is only one aspect of a broader, ‘semisovereign’ model of governance that has dominated German state-society relations for decades (Katzenstein 1987). This model sees a range of decentralized state actors, among them constantly negotiating with a set of highly centralized societal (or “parapublic”) organizations, such as churches, labour and employer associations, leading to at best incremental policy change over the years. While some observers argue that this model will endure and likely also impair Germany’s ability to successfully navigate future immigration and integration challenges (Green and Paterson 2005), others argue that German political actors have been quite successful all along in shifting “venues” to suit their policy preferences, be that “up” (to the intergovernmental/EU level), “down” (to the local level) or “out” (to non-state actors) (Guiraudon and Lahav 2000). The chapter will argue that Germany’s particular version of immigration federalism has facilitated both incrementalism and venue shifting.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_US
dc.subjectimmigration, federalism, Germanyen_US
dc.titleGermany and the Janus Face of Immigration Federalism: Devolution vs. Centralizationen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.rights.publisherwww.springerlink.comen_US
dc.rights.articlehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8604-1_8en_US


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