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CCIS Research Associate Tom Wong attended President Obama’s address on immigration reform in Las Vegas, NV January 29, 2013. The audience was comprised of the President’s key advisors on immigration policy, as well as several national and regional civil rights and immigrant-serving organizations that have played key roles in moving the immigration reform debate forward. Wong, in line with his current research on the determinants of immigration policy in the U.S., is advising several of these organizations on the political prospects for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013. After the address, the White House released more details of the President’s proposal to …Read Full Post
Seminar to be held on Monday, January 28th in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm.
A largely dysfunctional American immigration system is only poorly explained by simple depictions of the political economy of lawmaking in this area, blaming functional economic policy-setting, longstanding public attitudes, explicit presidential discretion, or general gridlock. Instead, the structure of immigration law emerges from intersecting effects of three separate political economies – statutory compromises rooted in the political economy of lawmaking, organizational practices reflecting the political economy of implementation, and public reactions implicating the responses of policy elites and the larger public to each other. Together, these factors …
Discussing topics on immigration, CCIS Director John Skrentny is on U-T San Diego’s Insights on Immigration panel.
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Monday, January 14
Social Sciences Building 102
UC San Diego
Non-Domination through Citizenship
Barbara Buckinx, Visiting Scholar, UC San Diego Center on Global Justice; recently of Goethe (Frankfurt), Brown, and Princeton Universities
Scholars such as David Miller rely on civic republican ideas about the normative importance of the state to defend a restrictive citizenship regime. I argue that republicanism instead mandates an inclusive membership policy, and that all non-temporary residents ought to be given access to the status of citizenship and its associated privileges. After all, the republican state can fulfill its function only when its law is non-arbitrary, and this obtains only when all …
John Skrentny, Director of CCIS, comments on the debate over immigration reform.
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CCIS Research Associate Steffanie Strathdee is the inaugural recipient of the Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award.
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CCIS Research Associate Victoria Ojeda was awarded a Junior Faculty Fellowship by the UC Global Health Institute for her project, “Tijuana Business Attitudes Toward Deportees and the Acceptability of an Employment Opportunities Program.”Read Full Post
CCIS Associate Director, David FitzGerald, comments on Canada’s program for Mexican guest workers.
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CCIS Research Associate Zoltan Hajnal co-publishes an article discussing why minorities fare better under Democratic administrations than under Republican ones.
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Seminar to be held on Monday, November 26th in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm
Social psychology research has shown that priming both emotion-giving and perspective-taking empathy can increase positive attitudes towards other groups. Yet, political scientists have yet to explore the attitudinal implications of this emotional construct in a political context. However, in a previous pilot study of students, Chris Haynes finds evidence that empathy can have a permissive effect on people’s immigration policy preferences. Here, he builds on these insights by presenting the results of two experiments, one laboratory and one online M-Turk, which evaluate the following expectations: First, he …