Exodus

Exodus

How Migration Is Changing Our World

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Baker & Taylor
The best-selling author of The Bottom Billion lays out the effects of both encouraging and restricting migration.

Baker
& Taylor

Lays out the effects of both encouraging and restricting migration.

Oxford University Press
It is one of the most pressing and controversial questions 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 quirks 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-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.

Immigration is a simple economic equation, but its effects are complex. Exodus confirms how crucial it will be that public policy face and address all of its ramifications. Sharply written and brilliantly clarifying, Exodus offers a provocative analysis of an issue that affects us all.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Oxford University Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780195398656
0195398653
Characteristics: viii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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