In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. Rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest. Today, the political and media attention on migration and greater public interest and concern feed into an international debate that is all too often poorly informed and one-sided.
International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) 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. The author reveals the opportunities migration presents that must be taken advantage of in the current economic climate, and debunks common myths to demonstrate that society, as we now know it, cannot function without migrants. based on interviews with migrants from around the world, it presents the human side of such issues as asylum, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and the international labour force.
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