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Global migration : old assumptions, new dynamics

Author: Diego Acosta Arcarazo; Anja Wiesbrock
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diego Acosta Arcarazo; Anja Wiesbrock
ISBN: 9781440804229 1440804222
OCLC Number: 895731353
Description: 3 volumes ; 25 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Chapter One: Global Migration Issues: Myths and Realities; Part I --
Myth: Developed countries are being swamped by migrants --
Chapter Two: Migration Is Historically Normal: Europe as Source and Destination of Global Population Movements --
Chapter Three: Why Do People Migrate? A Review of the Theoretical Economic Literature --
Chapter Four: Borders as Floodgates: Contesting the Myth from Federal and Regional International Experiences in Light of EU Free Movement --
Part II --
Myth: Migration only takes place from developing to developed countries and serves as an escape from poverty --
Chapter Five: Ten Myths about Migration and Development: Revelations Involving the Mexico-United States Experience --
Chapter Six: Migration to the Gulf States: The Political Economy of Exceptionalism --
Chapter Seven: "Almost a Brazilian": Gringos, Immigration, and Irregularity in Brazil --
Part III --
Myth: Migration is economically negative --
Chapter Eight: Is Immigration Positive for the Welfare State? The Case of Spain --
Chapter Nine: Labor Migration from India to Italy: Debunking the Myth of the Undesirable Low-Skilled Migrant in the European Union --
Chapter Ten: The Myth of Benefit Tourists and Welfare Magnets: A Relationship between Social Welfare and Free Movement in the European Union? Volume 2. Part I --
Myth: Restrictive migration policies are effective --
Chapter One: Militarization of the Mexico-U.S. Border and Its Effects on the Circularity of Migrants --
Chapter Two: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?: The Myths and Realities of Mandatory Immigration Detention --
Chapter Three: The Quest for Turkish Migration to the European Union: Exploring the Misconceptions --
Part II --
Myth: Restrictive policies toward migrants are inevitable --
Chapter Four: Regularization in the European Union and the United States: The Frequent Use of an Exceptional Measure --
Chapter Five: National Voting Rights for Permanent Residents: New Zealand's Experience --
Chapter Six: Improving Migrants' Rights in Times of Crisis: Migration Policy in Argentina since 2003 --
Part III --
Myth: Restrictive immigration policies promote integration --
Chapter Seven: Mevrouw De Jong Gaat Eten: Naturalization Biases Tested in Practice --
Chapter Eight: Family Reunion as a Means of Integration: Has It Failed or Succeeded? --
Chapter Nine: The Mythical Death of Multiculturalism. Volume 3. Part I: Myth: Migrant workers cannot get equal rights --
Chapter One --
Straight Talk about the Dynamics of Labor Migration --
Chapter Two --
Revisiting the Myth of Guest Worker Programs: The Case of Malaysia --
Part II: Myth: Migrants are a threat to society --
Chapter Three --
False Narratives in the Migration Debate: Playing Games with Immigrants' Lives in Greece --
Chapter Four --
Migration Myths and Extreme Xenophobia in South Africa --
Chapter Five --
International Migration and Immigrant Settlement in the United States --
Part III: Myth: Migration always harms the prospects of developing countries by causing a brain drain --
Chapter Six --
High-Skilled Migration: A New Way Forward for Europe, the United States, and the World --
Chapter Seven --
Promoting Circular International Migration of the Highly Skilled --
Chapter Eight --
Student Migration from India: Implications for the Origin and the Host Countries --
Chapter Nine --
Changing Dynamics of Remittance Flows and Their Impact on the Economy: The Case of Pakistan.
Responsibility: Diego Acosta Arcarazo and Anja Wiesbrock, editors.

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