Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

How governments use control signals to manage immigration tensions

Offshore detention center on Australia's Christmas Island
Detention center, Christmas Island

In many countries, there is widespread public pressure for tighter immigration controls.  But key constituencies also want more liberal rules for certain kinds of immigrants, like skilled workers.  In the current issue of Governance, Chris Wright examines how Australia’s government manages this conflict.  It uses “control signals to draw attention to their successful efforts at controlling unwanted forms of immigration,” Wright says.  “This proved to be a critical factor in its later success in permitting entry to large numbers of skilled workers.”  Read the article.

Written by Governance

September 1, 2014 at 11:11 am

Posted in Current issue


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