International Migration: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | June 9, 2016

byKhalid Koser

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In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest around the world. Today, the political and media attention onmigration and greater public interest and concern feed into an international debate that is all too often poorly informed and one-sided. This Very Short Introduction looks at the phenomenon of international human migration - both legal and illegal - and offers an objective stance on the topic, and its benefits and challenges. Khalid Koser reveals the opportunities migration presents that must be taken advantage of in the currenteconomic climate, and debunks common myths to demonstrate that society, as we now know it, cannot function without migrants. Using interviews with migrants from around the world, Koser presents the human side of issues such as asylum, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and the internationallabour force, inviting readers to come to their own conclusions on the international migration situation today.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest around the world. Today, the political and media attention onmigration and greater public interest and concer...

Dr Khalid Koser (MBE) is Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. He is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and Professor in Conflict, Peace and Security at the Universit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:June 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Why migration matters2. Who is a migrant?3. Migration and globalization4. Migration and development5. Irregular migration6. Refugees and asylum seekers7. Migrants in society8. The future of international migrationFurther readingIndex