Here, the complex forces behind international migration and the enormous impact it is having on our globalized world are examined. Chapters cover both the challenges and opportunities associated with migration in a broad selection of countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The book also provides in-depth analysis of such recent events as the Ukrainian refugee crisis, violence against immigrants in South Africa, support for right-wing political parties in Germany, Australia’s use of offshore detention centers, and the Trump administration’s efforts to curb immigration.
Referenced documents, such as court cases and United Nations reports, will aid the reader in analyzing both the historical origins and contemporary effects of migration. For example, the first-hand account of Thomas Philip, who forcibly transpoted Africans to the new world in 1693, informs the story of the Atlantic slave trade, one of the largest transoceanic migrations in world history. Taken together, the chapters and primary source documents in this book offer candid and compelling coverage of a dynamic subject that impacts millions of people worldwide.
- Examines the ongoing Ukrainian refugee crisis
- Analyzes the causes and consequences of the 2015 European refugee crisis
- Explores how the migration of skilled and highly educated migrants affects economic development in sending and receiving countries
- Raises fundamental questions about why states accept unwanted migrants and whether international migration can be effectively controlled
- Addresses the most pressing future problems, such as how up to a billion people will be forced to migrate as a result of the worst effects of climate change