"Immigration without Inclusion: Non-Nationals in Nation-Building in the Gulf States"

Philipe Fargues, director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute of Florence, gives a view of the current difficulties immigrants face in the Gulf States.

The European University Institute of Florence has publised a new paper. It explores the limited rights migrants receive in Gulf States.

The paper gives both an historical and quantitative approaches of the postition allocated to and taken by immigrants in this region. It studies how the oil-generated wealth and national policies have led to demographic changes.

Philipe Fargues explains that despite the sizable number of immigrants in Gulf States, inclusion in the Nation-Building process remains difficult for foreign workers. Immigrants have no access to citizenship, have limited membership in society and only have temporary residency in these States. The paper examines how these laws and status led to differences between nationals and non-nationals. 

It also compares it to migration policies in other destinations countries such as in North Amercia, European Union and Oceania. It examines the impact these policies have on demographic changes and inclusion of immigrants in these various host countries.

This publication is only availabe in English.

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Mon 20 Feb 2012
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