Collier, Paul EXODUS: IMMIGRATION AND MULTICULTURALISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Penguin 2016 0141042168 / 9780141042169 Paperback Very Good
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Exodus is an insightful, expert foray into the explosive issue of immigrati on, from Paul Collier, award-winning economist and author of The Bottom Bil lion Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, an d immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views - and those of our politicians - remain caught between two extremes: popular hos tility to migrants, tinged by xenophobia and racism; and the view of busine ss and liberal elites that 'open doors' are both economically and ethically imperative. With migration set to accelerate, few issues are so urgently i n need of dispassionate analysis - and few are more incendiary. Here, world-renowned economist Paul Collier seeks to defuse this explosive subject. Exodus looks at how people from the world's poorest societies stru ggle to migrate to the rich West: the effects on those left behind and on t he host societies, and explores the impulses and thinking that inform Weste rn immigration policy. Migration, he concludes, is a fact, and we urgently need to think clearly about its possibilities and challenges: it is not a q uestion of whether migration is good or bad, but how much is best? 'Exodus is an important book and one I have been waiting to read for many y ears ... [it is] a work that is humane and hard-headed about one of the gre atest issues of our times' - David Goodhart, Sunday Times 'Paul Collier is one of the world's most thoughtful economists. His books consistently illuminate and provo.