Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)
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Bachelor of Arts
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From the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to now, there has been a dramatic change of immigration policies among Western Democracies. This comparative paper will measure the change of refugee acceptance rates and will discover the reasons for these variations. Immigration has become a major issue in the United States as well as in other Western democracies. Even though most of these democracies are located in similar geographic areas and have similar cultures, they all have different approaches when it comes to accepting immigrants and refugees. Furthermore, this paper will analyze the policies of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Italy and how those policies have changed within the past 19 years.
David B. Cohen
Honors Faculty Advisor
McElroy, Hayley, "What Accounts for the Variation of Immigration Policies in Western Democracies since 9/11?" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1131.