Migrants, Refugees, and Foreign Policy: U.S. and German Policies toward Countries of Origin

Synopsis

Foreign policies have always played an important role in the movements of migrants. A number of essays in this volume show how the foreign policies of the United States and Germany have directly or inadvertently contributed to the influx from the former Yugoslavia, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union. Now being faced with growing resistance to admit foreigners into their countries, both governments have once again been using foreign-policy instruments in an effort to change the conditions in the refugees' countries of origin which forced people to leave. This volume addresses questions such as which policies can influence governments to improve their human rights, protect minorities, end internal strife, reduce the level of violence, or improve economic conditions so that large numbers of people need not leave their homes.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Rainer Münz
  • Myron Weiner
  • Heinz-Jürgen Axt
  • Christopher Mitchell
  • Christian Dornis
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Providence, RI
Publication year:
  • 1997

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