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Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control$
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Tom K. Wong

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780804793063

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804793063.001.0001

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Deportation Nations

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Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control

Tom K. Wong

Stanford University Press

What are the politics and determinants of deportation? This chapter investigates this question by analyzing data across twenty-five immigrant-receiving countries from 2000 to 2009. It represents one of the first systematic, cross-national, and over time studies of deportation and its political, economic, and migration-related determinants. The main argument of the chapter is that while the economic and societal implications of immigration may harden public attitudes, thus increasing the demand for greater policy restrictiveness, the extent to which this demand is translated into policy outcomes hinges on the political landscape in which the politics of immigration plays out. In other words, public preferences do not directly translate into immigration control outcomes, as political institutions mediate these preferences. More specifically, electoral institutions play a role in channeling restrictive preferences over immigration into policy outputs by providing opportunities for the legislative representation of far-right political parties.

Keywords:   immigration control, politics, policy, deportation, immigration politics, far-right political parties, political institutions, electoral rules

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