Contesting ethnic immigration: Germany and Israel compared

@article{Joppke2002ContestingEI,
  title={Contesting ethnic immigration: Germany and Israel compared},
  author={Christian Joppke and Zeev Rosenhek},
  journal={European Journal of Sociology},
  year={2002},
  volume={43},
  pages={301 - 335}
}
After World War II, Israel and Germany adopted curiously similar policies of ethnic immigration, accepting as immigrants only putative co-ethnics. The objective of this article is to account for the main variation between the two cases, the resilience of Jewish immigration in Israel, and the demise of ethnic-German immigration in Germany. The very fact of divergent outcomes casts doubt on conventional accounts of ethnic immigration, which see the latter as deriving from an ethnic (as against… 

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