Penn Arts and Sciences

Governing the Divide (James Walsh, SSPF Postdoctoral Fellow, with Irene Bloemraad and Rogers Smith)

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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IN THIS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW WORKSHOP, James Walsh presents new work developed from his dissertation, "Governing the Divide: Institutions and Immigration Control in the United States, Canada, and Australia."  Through sources extending back to the nineteenth century, Walsh traces the origins of three regimes for handling immigration – generally more centralized and technocratic in Canada and Australia, and more fragmented in the U.S. –  that continue to determine distinctive border controls in the age of globalization. Irene Bloemraad (UC Berkeley) and Rogers Smith (Penn Political Science) will comment on Walsh's manuscript.

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