Global Migration: Old Assumptions, New Dynamics, 1st Edition

  • Diego Acosta Arcarazo
  • Anja Wiesbrock
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  • ISBN-10: 1440804230
  • ISBN-13: 9781440804236
  • DDC: 304.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 791 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This three-volume work exposes myths and debunks misinformation about global migration, an issue generating emotional debate from the highest levels of power to kitchen tables across the United States, Europe, and worldwide. Truly global in scope, this collection explores issues on all five continents, discussing examples from more than 50 countries through analysis by 40 top scholars across 8 disciplines. It supplies the broad scope, accessibility, and utility to serve nearly every audience, making this work an ideal choice for libraries seeking to purchase one reference work on immigration.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Tables and Figures.
1: Global Migration Issues: Myths and Realities.
2: Myth: Developed countries are being swamped by migrants.
3: Migration Is Historically Normal: Europe as Source and Destination of Global Population Movements.
4: Why Do People Migrate? A Review of the Theoretical Economic Literature.
5: Borders as Floodgates: Contesting the Myth from Federal and Regional International Experiences in Light of EU Free Movement.
6: Myth: Migration only takes place from developing to developed countries and serves as an escape from poverty.
7: Ten Myths about Migration and Development: Revelations Involving the Mexico–United States Experience.
8: Migration to the Gulf States: The Political Economy of Exceptionalism.
9: “Almost a Brazilian”: Gringos, Immigration, and Irregularity in Brazil.
10: Myth: Migration is economically negative.
11: Is Immigration Positive for the Welfare State? The Case of Spain.
12: Labor Migration from India to Italy: Debunking the Myth of the Undesirable Low-Skilled Migrant in the European Union.
13: The Myth of Benefit Tourists and Welfare Magnets: A Relationship between Social Welfare and Free Movement in the European Union?.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
About the Advisory Board.
Volume 1 Index.