New Release from MQUP
Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North America
Newcomers in Turbulent Times
Edited by Victoria Esses and Donald E. Abelson
“A valuable book for scholars, students, policy makers, and practitioners, Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North America not only demonstrates the complexity of immigration, but also provides readers with a unique analytical lens, rich insights, and specific directions for future research.” - Miu Chung Yan, University of British Columbia
A revealing assessment of the policies, practices, and impact of immigration to Canada and the United States.
migration has reached an unprecedented level, and the numbers are expected to
continue growing into the foreseeable future. Host societies and migrants
face challenges in ensuring that the benefits of migration accrue to both
parties, and that economic and socio-cultural costs are minimized.
An insightful comparative examination of the policies and practices that manage and support immigrants to Canada and the United States, Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North America identifies and addresses issues that arose in the early years of the twenty-first century and considers what to expect in the years ahead. The volume begins with an overview of immigration policies and practices in Canada and the United States, then moves to an investigation of the economic and socio-cultural aspects, and concludes with a dialogue on precarious migration. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the editors include research from the areas of psychology, political science, economics, sociology, and public policy.
Victoria M. Esses is professor of psychology and director of the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations at the University of Western Ontario, and principal investigator of the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership.
Donald E. Abelson is professor and chair of political science at the University of Western Ontario and the author of Northern Lights: Exploring Canada’s Think Tank Landscape, A Capitol Idea: Think Tanks and U.S. Foreign Policy, and Do Think Tanks Matter?: Assessing the Impact of Public Policy Institutes.