The New Untouchables: Immigration and the New World Worker
Nigel Harris's ground-breaking book examines migration as a response to changes in the world economy. He shows that, despite tighter controls, increasing numbers of workers are moving, whether legally or not, between countries. Unskilled immigrant workers play a vital role in improving standards of living in the developed world. And in turn the countries from which they have come benefit in a major way from the earnings sent back home. Arguing that few of the fears about immigration are justified, and that increased immigration tends to mean that jobs and incomes expand, Harris shows why governments will have to ensure the freedom of people to come and go as they choose.
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The new untouchables: immigration and the new world workerUser Review - Book Verdict
Harris (development planning, Univ. Coll., London) is no stranger to controversy. In earlier works, such as National Liberation (Taurus, 1991), Harris developed debatable conclusions on the diminishing nature of the global social order and world economics. In this new well-written study, Harris tackles global immigration. He contends that as the world economic order changes, international migration patterns respond in the form of immigration of unskilled laborers. Harris concludes that this immigration isn't necessarily negative. Indeed, he says, Western leaders should appreciate this new immigration, and he argues that border crossings should be simplified for workers. Harris also looks beyond the West and considers immigration patterns in Asian nations. As immigrants grow in number, so do jobs and incomes. Although many people, among them California's Proposition 187 proponents and numerous Sunbelt politicians, would take serious issue with Harris's conclusions, his latest work deserves the attention of social scientists and economists. For academic libraries.-Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala.
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This is a classic example of a book so ahead of its time when it was published in 1995 that it's central arguments seem other-worldly and quite utopian. Harris makes the case that controls on ... Read full review
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