Module 06: A European Crisis? Demographics and Immigration



State of World Population Report, United Nations Population Fund.

World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division.

Statistical Offices

Eurostat, The European Union, European Commission.

Federal Statistical Office, Federal Republic of Germany.

French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), France.

National Statistics, The United Kingdom.

Printed Material on Europe

Klaus J. Bade, Migration in European History, translated by Allison Brown (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003).

Andrew Geddes, The Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe (London: Sage, 2003).

James F. Hollifield, Immigrants, Markets, and States: The Political Economy of Postwar Europe (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992).

Eleonore Kofman, et. al., Gender and International Migration in Europe: Employment, Welfare, and Politics (New York: Routledge, 2000).

Printed Materials on the United Kingdom

Randall Hansen, Citizenship and Immigration in Post-war Britain: The Institutional Origins of a Multicultural Nation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Kathleen Paul, Whitewashing Britain: Race and Citizenship in the Postwar Era (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997).

Ian R. G. Spencer, British Immigration Policy since 1939: The Making of Multi-Racial Britain (New York: Routledge, 1997).

Printed Materials on France

Jane Freedman, Immigration and Insecurity in France (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004).

Herman Lebovics, Bringing the Empire Back Home: France in the Global Age (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004).

Maxim Silverman, Deconstructing the Nation: Immigration, Racism and Citizenship in Modern France (New York: Routledge, 1992).

Printed Materials on Germany

Simon Green, The Politics of Exclusion: Institutions and Immigration Policy in Contemporary Europe (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004).

Printed Materials on How Historians Use Numbers

Charles H. Feinstein and Mark Thomas, Making History Count: A Primer in Quantitative Methods for Historians (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Pat Hudson, History by Numbers: An Introduction to Quantitative Approaches (London: Arnold Publishers, 2000).

Online Resources

Immigration: Europe on the Move, hosted by Special report and online exhibition providing an overview of recent European immigration. Includes interactive maps, reports on human trafficking, the sociopolitical climate underlying immigration, and a useful timeline of immigration in the post-WWII years. Also includes archived articles related to immigration, a quiz, and additional resources.

Destination U.K., hosted by BBC News, U.K. Edition. Portal designed to address current issues in immigration and immigration policy within the U.K. Includes archived articles as well as links to articles on immigration throughout Europe.

Europe and Immigration, hosted by BBC News, U.K. Edition. Special report by the BBC, originally published in 2002. Contains a series of articles on recent immigration in Europe, its effect on host societies, an interactive map outlining areas of migration, a series of case study reports on Europe, and a sampling of opinions expressed on a live call-in show on the topic of asylum control.

European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations, hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University. ERCOMER is a research organization designed to evaluate international migration within Europe and the problems facing immigrants and host societies. Resources include newsletters on immigration by affiliated faculty and a virtual library on migration and ethnic relations.

Population Reference Bureau. Organization designed to serve as a clearinghouse for census and demographic information from international agencies. Includes resources designed specifically for educators (with lesson plans), journalists, and the general public. Provides numerous resources, including a datafinder and individual country profiles.

H-Demog, hosted by H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences Online. A listserv/subscriber network for academics and others interested in demographic history. Searchable by topic with access to book reviews, discussion logs, and conference postings.

The World Wide Web of Demography, hosted by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Provides links to additional resources for immigration studies, refugee aid organizations, research organizations compiling demographic data, major academic journals in the field, and national and local agencies with further census information.

Population Index on the Web, hosted by the Office of Population Research, Princeton University. Reference tool with an annotated bibliography of books, articles, and reports on population topics published between 1986 and 2000.

World POPClock, hosted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides monthly updates of world population figures as well as access to additional data reports on world populations from 1950 to the current day and historical estimates of world population up to 1950.