Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20858
Authors: 
Rotte, Ralph
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 13
Abstract: 
This paper gives a short synoptical overview of the most important elements of current anti-immigration policy in Germany. Based on the hypothesis that its primary aim is exclusion of new migrants, the measures taken within the framework of a groupwise nationally oriented but internationally cooperative approach are summarized. It is argued that German migration policy constitutes a complex system in which one has to take account of administrative and legal measures, as well as of applied instruments of foreign policy and development assistance. It should therefore not be characterized as a strictly defensive ?Fortress Germany? approach any more.
Subjects: 
immigration policy
international cooperation
JEL: 
H77
F22
K30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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