Constant migration is a worldwide phenomenon that creates sharp divisions between those who accept the need for migrants and welcome the contributions they make and those who oppose them on xenophobic grounds. Guy Arnold provides a comprehensive survey of the consequences of migration.Arnold studies both the massive internal migrations in China and India that drive economic development and the influx of cheap labour into the advanced economies of the USA and EU. He shows that migrants are essential to advanced countries, filling skills gaps and bolstering ageing and static populations. He argues that the constant flow of people in all directions should be welcomed as a positive assault upon outdated, narrow nationalism. Packed with statistics that support the argument that migration is a force for positive change, Arnold's analysis will be an excellent resource for journalists, policy makers and students of sociology, human geography and anthropology.
Guy Arnold is a freelance writer and the author of fifty books, including Africa: A Modern History (2005), The International Drugs Trade (2005) and The New Scramble for Africa (2009). His principle area of research are the relations between global North and South, with special emphasis on Africa.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I THE AMERICAS 1 The United States of America 2 Mexico 3 Canada and the Caribbean 4 South America
Part II EUROPE 5 The European Union 6 Britain 7 France and Germany 8 Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece 9 Europe's Small Developed States 10 East Europe, Turkey 11 Russia
Part III AFRICA 12 Africa and Europe 13 Sudan and the Horn 14 The Congo, Rwanda, Burundi 15 West Africa 16 Southern Africa
Part IV ASIA 17 China 18 India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka 19 Southeast Asia 20 Southwest Asia, The Gulf 21 The Asian Periphery