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The Resource Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France, Leila Kawar

Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France, Leila Kawar

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Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France
Title
Contesting immigration policy in court
Title remainder
legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France
Statement of responsibility
Leila Kawar
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Language
eng
Summary
What difference does law make in immigration policymaking? Since the 1970s, networks of progressive attorneys in both the US and France have attempted to use litigation to assert rights for non-citizens. Yet judicial engagement - while numerically voluminous - remains doctrinally curtailed. This study offers new insights into the constitutive role of law in immigration policymaking by focusing on the legal frames, narratives, and performances forged through action in court. Challenging the conventional wisdom that 'cause litigation' has little long term impact on policymaking unless it produces broad rights-protective principles, this book shows that legal contestation can have important radiating effects on policy by reshaping how political actors approach immigration issues. Based on extensive fieldwork in the United States and France, this book explores the paths by which litigation has effected policy change in two paradigmatically different national contexts
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UkCbUP
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1976-
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Kawar, Leila
Dewey number
342.4408/2
Index
index present
LC call number
K3275
LC item number
.K39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in law and society
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  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Aliens
  • Aliens
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Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France, Leila Kawar
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What difference does law make in immigration policy making? -- 2. A new area of legal practice -- 3. Formalization of immigrant rights -- 4. Institutionalizing legal innovation -- 5. Enacting adversarial legalism through class action lawsuits -- 6. Performing legal activism before the Conseil d'Etat -- 7. Conclusion: legal activism and its radiating effects
Control code
CR9781107741980
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107415119
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France, Leila Kawar
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What difference does law make in immigration policy making? -- 2. A new area of legal practice -- 3. Formalization of immigrant rights -- 4. Institutionalizing legal innovation -- 5. Enacting adversarial legalism through class action lawsuits -- 6. Performing legal activism before the Conseil d'Etat -- 7. Conclusion: legal activism and its radiating effects
Control code
CR9781107741980
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107415119
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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