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International Migration: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Khalid Koser

June 2016

ISBN: 9780198753773

136 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Despite the fact that international migration continues to rise higher and higher on the political agenda, the issue is often either misunderstood or misrepresented by the media. In this Very Short Introduction, Khalid Koser provides an objective and accessible global overview of migration and its impacts.

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Despite the fact that international migration continues to rise higher and higher on the political agenda, the issue is often either misunderstood or misrepresented by the media. In this Very Short Introduction, Khalid Koser provides an objective and accessible global overview of migration and its impacts.

  • Covers topical issues such as human trafficking, asylum seekers, and terrorism
  • Draws on recent political debates to show how migration is a global issue of our time
  • Provides an objective and approachable global overview of migration and its impacts
  • Incorporates first hand accounts from the author's primary research experience, gained in part while working for the UN Global Commission on International Migration
  • Part of the best selling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund

Dr Khalid Koser (MBE) is Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. He is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and Professor in Conflict, Peace and Security at the University of Maastricht. He is also chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Migration, and editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies.

Table of Contents

    1:Why migration matters
    2:Who is a migrant?
    3:Migration and globalization
    4:Migration and development
    5:Irregular migration
    6:Refugees and asylum seekers
    7:Migrants in society
    8:The future of international migration
    Further reading
    Index

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