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Immigration controls and the erosion of popular sovereignty
Gilligan, Chris
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
The idea that immigration controls in Western developed states are a response to popular pressure is axiomatic in the academic literature on migration. In the academic literature and in policy circles it is also commonplace to hear that migration is eroding the sovereignty of states. This article challenges both of these ideas. We argue that both of these ideas overlook or ignore the erosion of popular sovereignty from within states. We argue that engaging with, rather than evading, public debate on migration can potentially help to reinvigorate popular sovereignty.
Emigració i immigració -- Països occidentals
Sobirania -- Països occidentals
Emigració i immigració -- Aspectes polítics
3 - Ciències socials

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