Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World

Paperback | April 14, 2015

byPaul Collier

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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 yetour 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 themigrants 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.

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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 yetour policies reflect deep anxieties and the...

Paul Collier, CBE is a Professor of Economics, Director for the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Antony's College. He is the author of The Plundered Planet; Wars, Guns, and Votes; and The Bottom Billion, winner of Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ProloguePart 1 The Questions and the Process1. The Migration Taboo2. Why Migration AcceleratesPart 2 Host Societies: Welcome or Resentment?3. The Social Consequences4. The Economic Consequences5. Getting Migration Policy WrongPart 3 Migrants: Grievance or Gratitude?6. Migrants: The Winners from Migration7. Migrants: The Losers from MigrationPart 4 Those Left Behind8. The Political Consequences9. The Economic Consequences10. Left Behind?Part 5 Rethinking Migration Policies11. Nations and Nationalism12. Making Migration Policies Fit for Purpose

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"A lively exploration of perhaps the most contentious issue of our age... a valuable addition to the swelling library of books on this subject, written for a wide audience and containing some fascinating data." --The Guardian