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The age of migration : international population movements in the modern world

Author: Stephen Castles; Mark J Miller
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. edView all editions and formats
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The leading text in the field, this incisive, authoritative work offers a global perspective on the nature of migration flows, why they take place, and their consequences for states and societies around the world. Chapters provide up-to-date descriptions and comparative analyses of major migration regions in the North and South. The role of population movements in the formation of ethnic minority groups is examined,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Castles; Mark J Miller
ISBN: 9781606230695 1606230697 9781606230701 1606230700
OCLC Number: 474498988
Description: xviii, 369 s.
Responsibility: Stephen Castles, Mark J. Miller.

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The leading text in the field, this incisive, authoritative work offers a global perspective on the nature of migration flows, why they take place, and their consequences for states and societies around the world. Chapters provide up-to-date descriptions and comparative analyses of major migration regions in the North and South. The role of population movements in the formation of ethnic minority groups is examined, as is the impact of growing ethnic diversity on economies, cultures, and political institutions. User-friendly features include accessible boxed examples, tables, and maps. New to This Edition* Fully revised and expanded with current information and analysis.* New chapters on development and on security.* Covers national and international policy developments.* Incorporates new approaches, such as transnational theory. * The companion website (www.age-of-migration.com) features an online-only chapter, additional case studies, migration studies links, and periodic updates.

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"An accessible and well-written introduction to contemporary migration. The breadth of coverage, encompassing all regions of the world, and the erudition of the authors make the book stand above the Read more...

 
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