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A rare outbreak of xenophobic violence in may well 2008 surprised South Africa, yet hostility towards newbies has an extended historical past. Democratization has channeled such discontent right into a non-racial nationalism that in particular pursuits international Africans as a hazard to prosperity. discovering compatible governmental and societal responses calls for a greater realizing of the advanced legacies of segregation that underpin present immigration rules and practices. regrettably, traditional wisdoms of course dependency advertise over the top fatalism and forget about how a lot South Africa is a regular settler country. A century in the past, its coverage makers shared cutting edge rules with Australia and Canada, and those friends, which now overtly combat with their very own racist prior, advantage renewed recognition. As unpalatable because the comparability should be to modern advocates of multiculturalism, rethinking regulations in South Africa may also supply classes for reconciling competing claims of indigeneity via a number of degrees of illustration and rights.

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4. Although the nationalism literature is diverse, most of it does emphasize social groups rather than the state; see John Hutchinson and Anthony Smith, eds, Nationalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994). 58 It is this tension between racial inclusiveness and ethnic exclusivity that Peberdy analyzed through the lens of immigration policy, but by using policy as a mirror of ideology, she could go only so far as to observe that the dominant discourse shifts at key transitions in the nation-building process.

18 For instance, the UNHCR provides capacity-building assistance that replicates best practices around the globe. Thus its relationship with South Africa, detailed in Chapter 4, has included assisting an ill-prepared bureaucracy with the overwhelming task of documenting foreigners. 19 In the area of migrant rights, connections between international conventions and domestic constitutional 18 19 and competition inherent to the use of sanctions. See Audie Klotz, “Norms and Sanctions: Lessons from the Socialization of South Africa,” Review of International Studies 22 (2), April 1996, 173–90; Xavier Carim, Audie Klotz, and Olivier Lebleu, “The Political Economy of Financial Sanctions,” in How Sanctions Work: Lessons from South Africa, ed.

Historiographies of Migration 23 Furthermore, successful socialization is not limited to eager adopters. 22 With many of the theologians and academics who comprised its intellectual core educated to some extent in Holland and Germany, Afrikaners were part of an alternative transnational movement, which drew more on European ethnic nationalism rather than British imperial ideals. After attempts to garner an independent republic based on the principles articulated in the 1919 Versailles peace settlement failed, their disappointed leader, J.

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