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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE IMMIGRATION POLICY IN ITALY, FRANCE, NORWAY, AND THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

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Date Issued:
2012
Abstract/Description:
This thesis analyzes the differing immigration policies and issues within Italy, France and Norway by looking at the factors of historical background, politics, and economics. Each of these factors plays a different role in shaping immigration. Italy with a shift to the center right politically although currently with a technocratic government in power; a large unstable economy; and also a society not quite standardized culturally yet becoming increasingly multi-ethnic with immigration, is beginning to become stricter with immigration policy as it has been increasing in recent years. France with a newly left-wing socialist political party in power after a many years of a center right political dominance, a strong economy, and a very nationalist society also has a very strict immigration policy that many view inadequate for the integration of France. Lastly, Norway with a social-democratic labor led party in support of a strong welfare state; a strong economy; and a historical society of relative homogeneity that values equality and individuality, seeks immigration policy to maintain those values and encourage integration. Also, important to note is the role of the European Union which has an effect on all of these countries with many new initiatives to further the integration of immigration within the European Union as well as causing new migration flows with its expansion.
Title: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE IMMIGRATION POLICY IN ITALY, FRANCE, NORWAY, AND THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
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Name(s): Belmonte, Christina, Author
Sadri, Houman, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis analyzes the differing immigration policies and issues within Italy, France and Norway by looking at the factors of historical background, politics, and economics. Each of these factors plays a different role in shaping immigration. Italy with a shift to the center right politically although currently with a technocratic government in power; a large unstable economy; and also a society not quite standardized culturally yet becoming increasingly multi-ethnic with immigration, is beginning to become stricter with immigration policy as it has been increasing in recent years. France with a newly left-wing socialist political party in power after a many years of a center right political dominance, a strong economy, and a very nationalist society also has a very strict immigration policy that many view inadequate for the integration of France. Lastly, Norway with a social-democratic labor led party in support of a strong welfare state; a strong economy; and a historical society of relative homogeneity that values equality and individuality, seeks immigration policy to maintain those values and encourage integration. Also, important to note is the role of the European Union which has an effect on all of these countries with many new initiatives to further the integration of immigration within the European Union as well as causing new migration flows with its expansion.
Identifier: CFH0004321 (IID), ucf:45029 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-12-01
B.A.
Sciences, Dept. of Political Science
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Immigration policy
Italy
France
Norway
European Union
Economics
Politics
Historical background
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004321
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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