By Anthony M. Messina
Few phenomena were extra disruptive to West eu politics and society than the accumulative event of post-WWII immigration. by contrast backdrop spring questions: Why have the immigrant-receiving states traditionally authorised excessive degrees of immigration? To what measure can the social and political fallout brought about through immigration be politically controlled? using proof from a number of resources, this learn explores the hyperlinks among immigration and the surge of renowned help for anti-immigrant teams; its implications for kingdom sovereignty; its elevation to the coverage schedule of the ecu Union; and its household legacies. It argues that post-WWII migration is essentially an interest-driven phenomenon that has traditionally served the macroeconomic and political pursuits of the receiving nations. additionally, it's the function of politics in adjudicating the claims provided via family monetary actors, international coverage commitments, and humanitarian norms that creates a permissive surroundings for major migration to Western Europe.