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Noah M. Pickus

Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke Box 90005, Durham, NC 27708
220 Allen Bldg, Box 90432, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Good Neighbors and Good Citizens: Beyond the Legal-Illegal Immigration Debate

Chapter · August 23, 2018 Presents twenty-one essays exploring contemporary immigration and its impact on politics in the US and Europe. ... Cite

Liberal Arts and Sciences Innovation in China: Six Recommendations to Shape the Future

Report · November 2017 In June, 2017, twenty-five university leaders and scholars gathered at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) to assess obstacles to and opportunities for China’s new LAS initiatives. Representing 20 different institutions, attendees came from leading universities ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Laissez-faire and its discontents: US naturalization and integration policy in comparative perspective

Journal Article Citizenship Studies · January 1, 2014 In the 1990s and early 2000s, conflicts over citizenship and nationhood erupted in US naturalization policy, part of a recurring pattern since the eighteenth century. Since these most recent controversies, major immigrant-receiving countries in Western Eur ... Full text Cite

From deep disagreements to constructive proposals

Journal Article Society · March 8, 2010 Full text Cite

True faith and allegiance: Immigration and American civic nationalism

Book · April 11, 2009 True Faith and Allegiance is a provocative account of nationalism and the politics of turning immigrants into citizens and Americans. Noah Pickus offers an alternative to the wild swings between emotionally fraught positions on immigration and citizenship ... Cite

Good neighbors and good citizens: Beyond the legal–illegal immigration Debate

Journal Article · January 1, 2007 The year 2006 will go down in history as the year when immigration moved definitively to the center stage of American national politics. For more than 20 years, political elites have been able to contain and marginalize this intractable and emotional issue ... Full text Cite

Rethinking the Role of Ethics in Public Affairs Education

Journal Article Journal of Public Affairs Education · January 1, 2002 In a rapidly changing policymaking environment, it has become increasingly important that students of public affairs be prepared to grapple with the ethical responsibilities they will face in their professional lives. It is not surprising, therefore, that ... Full text Cite

Immigration and Citizenship in the Twenty-first Century

Book · January 1, 1998 In this important book, a distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and legal experts explore three related issues: the Immigration and Naturalization Service's historic review of its citizenship evaluation, recent proposals ... ... Cite