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50 Comp. Pol. Stud. 3 (2017)

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                                                   Comparative Political Studies
                                                        2017, Vol. 50(l) 3-13
A   New      Agenda for                                @ The Author(s) 2016
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                                                DOI: 10.1177/0010414016666864
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Marc   Helbling2 and Ines Michalowski'

Given the widespread interest in political solutions to the current problems
associated with immigration, we need to have an accurate understanding
of existing policies in a cross-national perspective. To explain the coming
into being and effectiveness of these policies, researchers have recently
started to quantify immigration and citizenship policies and built databases
across time and a large number  of countries. These indices are likely to
reconnect  political science research with a field from which it has long
been disconnected in terms of theories and methodology-the  sub-field of
migration and citizenship research. This special issue brings together scholars
from North  America and Europe  who have been at the forefront of index-
building and have started to employ these indices in empirical research.

migration, policy indices, citizenship

In political science, research on migration and citizenship has become a rele-
vant topic only recently, especially when compared with sociology, history, or

'WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
2University of Bamberg, Germany
Corresponding Author:
Marc Helbling, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin,
Email: marc.helbling@wzb.eu

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