Anand Rao of the State University of New York at Geneseo reviews New Policies for New Residents: Immigrants, Advocacy, and Governance in Japan and Beyond, by Deborah J. Milly. This book’s core addresses the puzzle of how different systems of multilevel politics in democratic countries of Europe and East Asia have impacted the varying structures put in place for new residents. To this end, Milly makes a distinction between immigration policies and immigrant policies. While immigration policies are more widely discussed and encompass matters like border controls and naturalization procedures, immigrant policies include initiatives and programs serving residents who are already in the country.
Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imre.12246/full