Research Interests:

Immigration, Citizenship, and the Welfare State in Comparative and Global Perspective; Multiculturalism, Ethnicity, and Prejudice; Affirmative Action, Industrial Relations and Labor Markets; Human Resource Management and Organizational Decision-Making.

Publications

Recent Books

* Kurthen, Hermann; Jürgen Fijalkowski; and Gert G. Wagner, eds. 1998. Immigration, Citizenship, and the Welfare State in Germany and the United States: Immigrant Incorporation, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press (Series: Industrial Development and the Social Fabric, Vol. 14, Part A), 232 pp

* Kurthen, Hermann; Jürgen Fijalkowski; and Gert G. Wagner, eds. 1998. Immigration, Citizenship, and the Welfare State in Germany and the United States: Welfare Policies and Immigrants' Citizenship, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press (Series: Industrial Development and the Social Fabric, Vol. 14, Part B), 199 pp.

* Kurthen, Hermann; Werner Bergmann; and Rainer Erb, eds. 1997. Antisemitism and Xenophobia in Germany after Unification. New York: Oxford University Press, 318 p.

Recent Articles and Chapters

* Kurthen, Hermann. Review of "Marketing the American Creed Abroad: Diasporas in the U.S. and their Homelands" by Yossi Shain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) in: Ethnic and Racial Studies (forthcoming 2001)

* Kurthen, Hermann. 2000. Review of Aussiedler: "deutsche Einwanderer aus Osteuropa", edited by Klaus J. Bade and Jochen Oltmer (Osnabrück: Universit”tsverlag Rasch, 1999) in: Social History 23(3), p.401.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 2000. "The German Welfare State: Five Theses In: The New Germany, Selected Papers from a Conference Organized by the Center for Global Change and Governance and the Graduate School of Rutgers University", edited by Alexander J. Motyl. Newark, NJ: Rutgers University. Center for Global Change and Governance 2000, pp. 7-9.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1999. Review of Migrants, Refugees, and Foreign Policy: U.S. and German Policies toward Countries of Origin, edited by Rainer Münz and Myron Weiner (Providence: Berghahn Books, 1997) in: The Journal of Interdisciplinary History (30)1, pp. 157-158.

* Kurthen, Hermann; Jürgen Fijalkowski; and Gert G. Wagner, eds. 1998. Immigration, Citizenship, and the Welfare State in Germany and the United States: Immigrant Incorporation, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press (Series: Industrial Development and the Social Fabric, Vol. 14, Part A), 232 p.

* Kurthen, Hermann; Jürgen Fijalkowski; and Gert G. Wagner, eds. 1998. Immigration, Citizenship, and the Welfare State in Germany and the United States: Welfare Policies and Immigrants' Citizenship, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press (Series: Industrial Development and the Social Fabric, Vol. 14, Part B), 199 p.

* Kurthen, Hermann; Werner Bergmann; and Rainer Erb, eds. 1997. Antisemitism and Xenophobia in Germany after Unification. New York: Oxford University Press, 318 p.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 2000. "The German Welfare State: Five Theses." In: The New Germany, Selected Papers from a Conference Organized by the Center for Global Change and Governance and the Graduate School of Rutgers University, edited by Alexander J. Motyl. Newark, NJ: Rutgers University. Center for Global Change and Governance 2000, pp. 7-9.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1998. "Gone with the Wind? German Language Retention in North Carolina and the U.S. in Comparative Perspective." Yearbook of German-American Studies, Vol. 33, pp. 55-83.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1998. "Fiscal Impacts of Immigration on the American and German Welfare States." In: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Welfare State in Germany and the United States, edited by Hermann Kurthen, Jürgen Fijalkowski, and Gert Wagner. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press (Series: Industrial Development and the Social Fabric, Part A, Vol. 14), pp. 175-212.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1997. "Equity in Employment as a Means of Minority Incorporation: Some Results from a 1990 Toronto Survey." In: Multiculturalism in North America and Europe. Comparative Perspectives on Interethnic Relations and Social Incorporation, edited by Wsevolod W. Isajiw. Toronto: Canadian Scholar's Press and the Robert F. Harney Professorship and Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 273-302.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1997. "Defining the Fatherland: Immigration and Nationhood in Pre-and Post-Unification Germany." In: Rewriting the German Past: History and Identity in the New Germany, edited by Reinhard Alter and Peter Monteath. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, pp. 65-102.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1997. "Conference Report: Immigration and the Welfare State in Comparison: Differences in the Incorporation of Immigrant Minorities in Germany and the U.S." International Migration Review 31 (3): 721-731.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1997. "The Canadian Experience with Multiculturalism and Employment Equity: Lessons for Europe" New Community: The Journal of the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations, 23 (2, April): 249-270.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1997. "Antisemitism and Xenophobia in United Germany: How the Burden of the Past Affects the Present." In: Antisemitism and Xenophobia in Germany after Unification, edited by Hermann Kurthen, Werner Bergmann, and Rainer Erb. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 39-87.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1995. "Germany at the Crossroads: National Identity and the Challenges of Immigration." International Migration Review 29 (4): 914-938.

* Kurthen, Hermann and Michael Minkenberg. 1995. "Germany in Transition: Immigration, Racism and the Extreme Right." Nations and Nationalism 1 (2): 175-96.

* Losey, Kay M. and Hermann Kurthen. 1995. "The Rhetoric of ‘Political Correctness’ in the U.S. Media."Amerikastudien/American Studies 40 (2): 227-245.

* Kurthen, Hermann and Kay M. Losey. 1995. "How to Cope with Cultural Diversity: What is the U.S. Debate on Political Correctness Really About?" International Politics and Society-Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft 2 (1): 46-58.

* Kurthen, Hermann. 1993. "Corporate Human Resource Policies Dealing with a Multicultural Workforce—West Berlin and Toronto in Comparison." In: Bridging States and Markets: International Migration in the Early 1990’s, edited by Hedwig Rudolph and Mirjana Morokvasic. Social Science Research Center/Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin: Edition Sigma, pp. 113-139