International Migration: Globalization's Last Frontier

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Zed Books, Jun 12, 2006 - Political Science - 253 pages
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Abolish border controls? Let in large numbers of immigrants? Can this author can be serious? That may be the immediate response to this books evidence in favour of getting rid of costly, often inhumane and only partially effective barriers. But the whole apparatus of passports, visas and fenced borders is relatively new in history. It never used to be regarded as necessary. The United States, Canada and the Latin American countries were built on migration, while Europe has over the past fifty years actively encouraged largescale immigration. Jonathan Moses puts the arguments in favour of free.
 

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Contents

r Introduction l
3
Two Paradoxes of Globalization
18
Some Historical Perspective
35
The Moral Argument
57
A Political Argument
78
An Economic Argument
105
Who Opposes Free Migration?
136
Questioning Conventional Wisdom
164
Conclusion and Policy Responses
195
Notes
212
Suggested Reading
243
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Jonathon W. Moses has been at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 1993.

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