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The Resource Exodus : how migration is changing our world, Paul Collier

Exodus : how migration is changing our world, Paul Collier

Label
Exodus : how migration is changing our world
Title
Exodus
Title remainder
how migration is changing our world
Statement of responsibility
Paul Collier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Exodus, Paul Collier, the world-renowned economist and bestselling author of The Bottom Billion, clearly and concisely lays out the effects of encouraging or restricting migration. Drawing on original research and case studies, he explores this volatile issue from three perspectives: that of the migrants themselves, that of the people they leave behind, and that of the host societies where they relocate
  • It is one of the most pressing and controversial question of our time--vehemently debated, steeped in ideology, profoundly divisive. Who should be allowed to immigrate and who not? What are the arguments for and against limiting the numbers? We are supposedly a nation of immigrants, and yet our policies reflect deep anxieties and the quirk of short-term self interest, with effective legislation snagging on thousand mile long security fences and the question of how long and arduous the path to citizenship should be. In Exodus, Paul Collier, the world renowed economist and best selling author of The Bottom Billion, clearly and concisely lays out the effects of encouraging or restricting migration. Drawing on original research and case studies, he explores this volatile issue from three perspectives: that of the migrants themselves, that of the people they leave behind, and that of the host societies where they relocate. As Collier shows, emigrants from the poorest countries of the world tend to be the best educated and most ambitious. And while these people often benefit economically by leaving their home countries, they also drain these countries of the skills they so desperately need. In the absence of controls, emigration would accelerate: the poorest countries woud face nothing less than a mass exodus. Ultimately the danger is that both host and countries of origen may lose their national identities-an outcome that would be disastrous, Collier argues, as national identity remains a powerful force for good. Migration must be restricted to ensure that it benefits both those countries left behind and those opening their doors
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collier, Paul
Dewey number
304.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6033
LC item number
.C65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Multiculturalism
  • Developing countries
Label
Exodus : how migration is changing our world, Paul Collier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
833145538
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780195398656
Lccn
2013006809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)833145538
Label
Exodus : how migration is changing our world, Paul Collier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
833145538
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780195398656
Lccn
2013006809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)833145538

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