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    DescriptionExodus is an insightful, expert foray into the explosive issue of immigration, from Paul Collier, award-winning economist and author of The Bottom Billion Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views - and those of our politicians - remain caught between two extremes: popular hostility to migrants, tinged by xenophobia and racism; and the view of business and liberal elites that 'open doors' are both economically and ethically imperative. With migration set to accelerate, few issues are so urgently in 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 struggle to migrate to the rich West: the effects on those left behind and on the host societies, and explores the impulses and thinking that inform Western immigration policy. Migration, he concludes, is a fact, and we urgently need to think clearly about its possibilities and challenges: it is not a question 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 years ...[it is] a work that is humane and hard-headed about one of the greatest issues of our times". (David Goodhart, Sunday Times). "Paul Collier is one of the world's most thoughtful economists. His books consistently illuminate and provoke. Exodus is no exception". (Economist). "Tinged with poignancy ...a humane and sensible voice in a highly toxic debate". (Colin Kidd, Guardian). Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank. He is the author of, among others, the award-winning The Bottom Billion and The Plundered Planet.


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    Title
    Exodus
    Subtitle
    Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Collier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141042169
    ISBN 10: 0141042168
    Classifications

    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL, JFFS, JFFN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
    BISAC V2.8: SOC007000, POL033000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JM
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    DC23: 304.82
    Thema V1.0: GTQ, JBFH, JBSL
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    30 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    Exodus is an important book and one I have been waiting to read for many years ... [it is] a work that is humane and hard-headed about one of the greatest issues of our times -- David Goodhart Sunday Times Paul Collier is one of the world's most thoughtful economists. His books consistently illuminate and provoke. Exodus is no exception The Economist Tinged with poignancy ... a humane and sensible voice in a highly toxic debate -- Colin Kidd Guardian Paul Collier's new book on international migration is magisterial. It offers a sophisticated, comprehensive, incisive, multidisciplinary, well-written balance sheet of the pros and cons of immigration for receiving societies, sending societies, and migrants themselves. For everyone on all sides of this contentious issue, Exodus is a "must-read" -- Robert D. Putnam, Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University [Praise for Paul Collier's The Plundered Planet]: A must-read Sunday Times A path-breaking book -- George Soros