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Acta Politica

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 635–637 | Cite as

Exodus: How migration is changing our world

Paul Collier, Oxford University Press, 2013, 309 pp.
  • Paul May
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With Exodus: How migration is changing our world, Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Oxford, and former expert at the World Bank, addresses the issue of international migration from different perspectives. This book takes a dispassionate, balanced look at contemporary migration trends. His main concern is to understand: “What migration policies are appropriate?” To do so, he analyzes the impact of migration on five areas, which correspond to the five major parts of the book: the structural factors that lie behind migration (Chapters 1 and 2), the impact of migration on host societies (Chapters 3, 4 and 5), the winners and losers of the migration process (Chapters 6 and 7), the effects of migration on economic development, especially through the issue of brain drain (Chapters 8, 9 and 10), and the capacity of the nation-state to regulate migration and to respond adequately to the challenge of ethnic diversity with respect to social cohesion...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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