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International Migration in the Age of Crisis and Globalization
Historical and Recent Experiences

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  • Author: Andrés Solimano, International Center for Globalization and Development, Santiago, Chile
  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521142489

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  • The international mobility of people and elites is a main feature of the global economy of today. Immigration augments the labor force in receiving countries and provides many of the bodies and minds that are essential to any vibrant economy. This book is based on a blend of theory, varied country examples, and rich historical material ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. It discusses the conceptual underpinnings of the push and pull factors of current migration waves and their impacts for development on the source and receiving countries. The analysis reviews the historical context under which various migration experiences have taken place - both in periods of internationalism and nationalism - in order to contribute to debates on the desirability of and tensions and costs involved in the current process of international migration.

    • Explains the economic and political logic of migration in the global economy for a broad audience
    • Offers a wide variety of country examples covering different continents and development levels from the nineteenth to the twentieth centuries
    • Places debates on international migration in the broader context of international policy regimes
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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521142489
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: understanding the trends, themes, and strata of international migration
    2. Why people move or stay put: international migration is the result of compelling and conflicting factors
    3. What happens when international migration happens? The dilemmas posed by migration
    4. How empires, policy regimes, and economic imperatives influenced the mobility of capital and people in the 20th century
    5. Latin America: where volatile economic development, political crises, poverty, and remittance income is a laboratory for studying the determinants of international migration
    6. Who migrates and what they offer: a focus on people and elites with talent, knowledge, and entrepreneurial skills
    7. International migration requires that the global community put it effectively on its agenda.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Legal Issues in International Sport and Entertainment
    • Modern World
    • Public Policy Seminar in Economics
    • Public Policy in Economics Seminar
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    Andrés Solimano, International Center for Globalization and Development, Santiago, Chile
    Andrés Solimano is founder and Chairman of the International Center for Globalization and Development. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr Solimano was a Regional Advisor at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Country Director at the World Bank and Executive Director at the Inter-American Development Bank. He was also Director of the project on International Mobility of Talent with the United Nations University-World Institute of Economic Research and served as Executive Director for Chile at the Board of the Inter-American Development Bank. Dr Solimano has written extensively on international migration, talent mobility, growth, inequality, political economy, macroeconomics and international development.

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