Immigration Regulation in Federal States

Challenges and Responses in Comparative Perspective

  • Sasha Baglay
  • Delphine Nakache

Part of the International Perspectives on Migration book series (IPMI, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nature of Immigration Regulation: Theoretical Perspectives

  3. Comparative Perspectives

About this book


The book examines the phenomenon of immigration federalism: its main characteristics, why and how it has developed, its implications for immigration systems (in general) and non-citizens’ rights (in particular).  The book introduces the reader to theoretical perspectives on immigration federalism through three sets of literature – federalism, governance and non-citizens’ rights – that provide a necessary framework for understanding immigration federalism’s multiple facets and impacts. It also offers an analysis of immigration federalism through case studies of six jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the EU and the US.


Despite increased sub-national activity in immigration regulation in several federal states, very little research has been dedicated so far to comparing how federal states deal with immigration federalism. Comparative studies on the human rights implications of immigration federalism have received even less attention. This book seeks to fill the gap in this area and is an important contribution to the field, providing the reader with a better understanding of the complex issues surrounding immigration federalism and its impact on non-citizens.


Devolution vs. centralization Governance theory Human rights implications of immigration federalism Immigrant federalism Immigration federalism and rights Immigration management Immigration regulation Immigration theory Implications for immigration systems Intercultural policy Literature on Federalism Non-citizens' rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Sasha Baglay
    • 1
  • Delphine Nakache
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. of Technology Fact. of Social Science and HumanitiesUniversity of OntarioOshawaCanada
  2. 2.International Development and Global StudiesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8603-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8604-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9805
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9813
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