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Renewed Salience in British Immigration Policy?

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The question as to what drives immigration policy is much-debated. The conventional wisdom holds that in Western Europe, since labor migration policy constitutes such a major component of overall immigration policy, special interests are able to influence policy largely beyond the scrutiny of public opinion. Recent scholarship has questioned this depiction, making the claim that in the UK, it is government elites who have the power to develop policy in relative autonomy from both the public and organized civil society. This paper challenges both viewpoints by examining the role that the media plays in mobilizing public opinion toward more restrictive policy. In particular, it demonstrates that heightened media focus on issues such as the number of new immigrants entering the UK, unemployment and rising public service costs has impacted the way policy can now be debated and that this has actually helped produce concrete policy reform. It further examines the impact of continued Europeanization upon the sphere of public debate and the degree to which the government and media must now both take account of European initiatives in immigration policy.

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Name: Seventeenth International Conference of the Council for European Studies
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Caviedes, Alexander. "Renewed Salience in British Immigration Policy?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Seventeenth International Conference of the Council for European Studies, Grand Plaza, Montreal, Canada, Apr 15, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398677_index.html>

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Caviedes, A. , 2010-04-15 "Renewed Salience in British Immigration Policy?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Seventeenth International Conference of the Council for European Studies, Grand Plaza, Montreal, Canada Online <PDF>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398677_index.html

Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The question as to what drives immigration policy is much-debated. The conventional wisdom holds that in Western Europe, since labor migration policy constitutes such a major component of overall immigration policy, special interests are able to influence policy largely beyond the scrutiny of public opinion. Recent scholarship has questioned this depiction, making the claim that in the UK, it is government elites who have the power to develop policy in relative autonomy from both the public and organized civil society. This paper challenges both viewpoints by examining the role that the media plays in mobilizing public opinion toward more restrictive policy. In particular, it demonstrates that heightened media focus on issues such as the number of new immigrants entering the UK, unemployment and rising public service costs has impacted the way policy can now be debated and that this has actually helped produce concrete policy reform. It further examines the impact of continued Europeanization upon the sphere of public debate and the degree to which the government and media must now both take account of European initiatives in immigration policy.


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