Debating Immigration, first published in 2007, presents 18 original essays, written by some of the world's leading experts and pre-eminent academics, that explore the nuances of contemporary immigration and citizenship affecting the United States and Europe. The volume is organized around the following themes: religion and philosophy, law and policy, economics and demographics, race and ethnicity, and cosmopolitanism. Critical questions addressed include: What accounts for the disconnect between public attitudes about immigration and the policies produced by elected officials? Why has the United States not developed a well-articulated public philosophy of immigration? What does the Christian Bible have to say about immigration policy? What are our moral and social obligations to our fellow citizens, and do these trump our obligations to the world's poor? How does the European experience differ from the American situation?
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Author Biography - Carol M. Swain
Carol M. Swain is a professor of political science and a professor of law at Vanderbilt University. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Professor Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University. Her highly acclaimed book, Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress, was named one of the seven outstanding academic books of 1994 by Library Choice Journal; received the 1994 Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs; received the Hardeman Prize for best scholarly work on Congress during 1994-5; and was the co-winner of the Key Award for the best book published on southern politics. Black Faces, Black Interests has received three US Supreme Court citations. Swain's more recent books are The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration and Contemporary Voices of White Nationalism (co-authored with Russ Nieli). Professor Swain's work on representation and race relations has earned her national and international accolades. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including C-Span's Washington Journal, PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer, ABC News, Fox News Live, CNBC, Tavis Smiley Show, and National Public Radio's Morning Edition, Here and Now, and The Connection.