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978-0-7391-3319-4 • Hardback • December 2009 • $120.00 • (£92.00)
978-0-7391-3321-7 • eBook • December 2009 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
Alexander A. Caviedes is assistant professor of Political Science at State University of New York. He has researched extensively regarding the relationship between immigration and labor.
Chapter 1 - A New Paradigm for Labor Migration; The Centrality of Labor Migration Policy; Theories of Employer Preferences; Employer Preferences and Domestic Institutions; The Strategy of the Book
Chapter 2 - Flexibility at the Origin of Employer Preferences; Labor Migration Policy and the relevant actors; The Impact of Flexibility Concerns on Labor Migration Policies; The Power of Domestic Institutions; Macroeconomic Change at the Root of Flexibil
Chapter 3 - Germany: A Tug of War between Employers and Domestic Institutions; German Immigration and Labor Migration Policy; Information Technology and the Green Card; The Hospitality Sector; The Metal Industry; Construction and the European Union; Concl
Chapter 4 - The United Kingdom: Employer Dominance or Revitalized Corporatism?; British Immigration and Labor Migration Policy; Strong Government Responsiveness in IT; Special Recognition of Low Skill Needs in Hospitality; British Metalwork: No Sectoral P
Chapter 5 - Austria and the Netherlands: Corporatist Birds of a Feather?; Immigration in the Land of Corporatism; Austria's Cautious Embrace of Information Technology; Corporatist Control of Labor Migration in Hospitality; Immigration and Labor Migration
Chapter 6 - European Labor Migration: Quo vadis?; Employers and the Need for Flexibility; The Varying Preferences by Sector; The Future of Integration; Conclusion
Quite informative and educational....Recommended.
— Choice Reviews
Prying Open Fortress Europe is not another lament about immigration restriction. Alexander Caviedes instead explains why extensive labor migration to Europe continues. Rooting his analysis in a critique of the varieties of capitalism, he shows that both skilled and unskilled labor migration originate in employer preferences for flexible labor in specific sectors. The well documented case studies in this book uncover cross-national similarities of policy within sectors in spite of different national models.
— Gary Freeman, University of Texas