Oct 28, 2020
Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World
Posted by Paul Collier

It is one of the most pressing and controversial questions of our time vehemently debated, steeped in ideology, profoundly divisive Who should be allowed to immigrate and who not What are the arguments for and against limiting the numbers We are supposedly a nation of immigrants, and yet our policies reflect deep anxieties and the quirks of short term self interest,It is one of the most pressing and controversial questions of our time vehemently debated, steeped in ideology, profoundly divisive Who should be allowed to immigrate and who not What are the arguments for and against limiting the numbers We are supposedly a nation of immigrants, and yet our policies reflect deep anxieties and the quirks of short term self interest, with effective legislation snagging on thousand mile long security fences and the question of how long and arduous the path to citizenship should be In Exodus, Paul Collier, the world renowned economist and bestselling author of The Bottom Billion, clearly and concisely lays out the effects of encouraging or restricting migration Drawing on original research and case studies, he explores this volatile issue from three perspectives that of the migrants themselves, that of the people they leave behind, and that of the host societies where they relocate Immigration is a simple economic equation, but its effects are complex Exodus confirms how crucial it will be that public policy face and address all of its ramifications Sharply written and brilliantly clarifying, Exodus offers a provocative analysis of an issue that affects us all.

  • Title: Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World
  • Author: Paul Collier
  • ISBN: 9780195398656
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Exodus How Migration Is Changing Our World It is one of the most pressing and controversial questions of our time vehemently debated steeped in ideology profoundly divisive Who should be allowed to immigrate and who not What are the argument

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    Tristram

    Eine Stimme der VernunftMit seinem 2013 erschienenen Buch Exodus Warum wir Einwanderung neu regeln m ssen hat der britische konom Paul Collier etwas getan, wozu in unserer Zeit nur die wenigsten bereit oder f hig zu sein scheinen, sobald es um die Frage der Einwanderung geht Er hat seinen Verstand eingeschaltet, diverse Forschungsergebnisse und Theorien herangezogen und auf dieser Grundlage die Vor und Nachteile der Migration f r alle drei von ihr betroffenen Gruppen Migranten, Einheimische der [...]


    t.

    Food for thought Especially with the current state of affairs.Highly recommended to those who want to be informed in times of increasing migration and to those who, like myself, left their country of origin behind It is important to know what consequences such a decision may have in the bigger picture.


    Hiba

    What prejudiced, offensive drivel Collier s thinly veiled xenophobia is insulting to the reader s intelligence His insinuations about the inferiority of non Western cultures, his wildly stereotypical observations about other cultures, and his gall in couching his arguments in an alleged concern for the well being of LDCs, not to mention the nearly non existent use of research to back his claims about the detrimental social and economic effects of open immigration policies to Western countries a [...]


    Michael Kay-cee

    A non biased sensitive approach to the question of Immigration without avoiding any of the hard issues I found his discussions on the positive and negative effects on the developing world of immigration particularly enlightening.


    Gary Knapton

    What could be topical I bought this book way before the migrant crisis in the EU exploded onto the news channels I saw the author interviewed, possibly on Newsnight, in 2014 I eyed the book as a hardback and then paperback at Christmas in a bookstore in Leeds I finally plumped for the eBook on iBooks consuming it on a combination of my phone and my desktop computer.Paul stays clear of any emotion and partisan stance whilst he considers the effects of migration of the three groups that are invol [...]


    Kim Frey

    I won this book on I learned significantly about the social, political, and economic issues related to migration from reading this book than I did during four years of college and I was a Global Studies and Political Science major The author does an excellent job of explaining the likely outcomes of various policies for multiple segments of the population in both the home and host societies I greatly appreciated the author s willingness to present and evaluate both liberal and conservative argu [...]


    Chris

    I won this book on Thank you The author seeks to be a voice of reason in a prickly and emotional discussion that affects all people, everywhere I doubt that anyone believes that emotion has no place at the table, but good decisions demand thorough review of all aspects Whether or not you agree with Professor Collier s end position, I believe that you will find his arguments compelling I have greatly enjoyed this thought provoking book which was especially timely as I am currently taking Economic [...]


    Renaud

    Thought provoking, sometimes controversial, but always relying on actual data A forceful contribution to a necessary debate


    Eric

    Quite an interesting read Kind of reinforces the idea that you might be better off reading books than reading the news if you want to understand world events Much of Exodus builds on a diaspora absorption model the diaspora are the people from a given that have not yet been fully absorbed into the mainstream The observation is that a bigger diaspora makes it easier to migrate you have a network This model has two opposing forces some Bret Victor style insta feedback visualisation would be helpfu [...]


    Don Mario

    I suppose it s not just my personal problem But when I tried to consider the issue of migration I very soon realized I had very little real information to ponder on And here is a book that offers the best up to date results of socio economic research on the subject And very well presented, though a bit too technical at times.I think everyone should spend a moment on this book, at least for a quick look at the final chapter, where the author summarizes all previous issues and proposes what he con [...]


    Denise

    This book is basically an attempt by a liberal to support, recast in dense academic verbiage, positions that have been historically self evident to conservatives, by citing research and justifications that appeal to progressive sympathies Thus it will produce cognitive dissonance in people from both camps His thesis is that given open borders, migration from poor countries will continue until the poor countries are largely empty and the rich countries are destabilized The larger the diaspora gro [...]


    Popup-ch

    A refreshingly objective overview of current research in the subject of migration This is a subject that s far too often clouded by opinions and feelings, but Collier summarizes the available research It is of course impossible not to be influenced by one s opinions, but the author does a good job of separating the two.He looks into the three main stakeholders in the migration process, the source country, the destination country, and the migrants themselves Conspicuously there is no discussion o [...]


    Scott Goddard

    Collier only concerns himself with impartiality, excluding the visceral and emotional arguments characteristic of the mainstream media today He presents a well argued, incisive exposition of the pros and cons of immigration In particular, he hones in on what is known as the social model , constituted by a nation s norms, practices, and values, inter alia Often the continual exoduses of immigration can problematise and indeed compromise a country s hitherto passive and indifferent acceptance of t [...]


    Nicole

    Two words rambling assertions Pseudo scientific models sprinkled here and there, including some mistakes, and assertions The only red thread recognizable to me was, in the author s words, a willingness to anger everyone equally though the arguments felt much targeted at angering Collier readers in particular, and calculated to create some buzz which should help sales figures Not intellectually stimulating, and not even an interesting basis for discussions, as Bottom Billion was Not a nice read [...]


    Graham

    An academic analysis of the benefits and burdens of immigration from the point of view of the sending and receiving countries and the would be migrant Clearly and concisely written and illuminating Demonstrates that whatever one s views, the failure of UK politicians to grapple with the issues will work out badly.


    Claude

    It s certainly true that not all issues, raised in the book, are supported by strong evidence Nevertheless, the questions and possible solutions raised are higly valuable and mostly well argumented It s about time that migration gets unstuck from the debilatating non debate between Left and Right Paul Collier than achieves this goal.


    Yago de Artaza Paramo

    The rate at which migrants and native populations merge depends on the size of the culturalgaps that separate them.


    Pieter

    In 2015, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel stated Wir schaffen das More than 1m immigrants fled into Germany only that year The country faced terrorism and sexual violence related to these asylum seekers Can we indeed cope with unlimited immigration as Mrs Merkel claims Let s first start with some history about 70% of the current British population has DNA that dates back from 4000 BC Only the last few decades we have seen massive flows of immigrants in Europe Mr Collier aims to measure the co [...]


    Tammam Aloudat

    Collier urges us to look at economics rather than politics and ethics when we think about migration Rather than deciding on our position on the issue and then think of the consequences, we should look at the evidence to the causes and effects of migration on the host communities, the migrants themselves, and the people left behind before we contemplate our support or opposition to certain policy positions.In doing so, he takes us through the available evidence from economics, social sciences, an [...]


    Jose Sbuck

    The book works as an introduction to an important topic The framework for thinking about immigration is useful, or at least much better than no framework at all Actually, Collier claims that immigration needs to be managed proactively but that now immigration policy is reactive at best He draws an analogy from climate change also immigration has long term effects, is a heated topic, and there are too few definitive answers to the open issues But climate change is measured precisely and there s a [...]


    Laurent Franckx

    Few issues are topical than mass migration it is also difficult to find topics that are controversial and likely to elicit strong opinions.In the beginning of this very important book, Paul Collier points to the findings of Jonathan Haidt that people s reasoning is determined by their moral values than the other way round, and that this is especially true in the case of migration It is thus very brave to undertake a rational analysis of a phenomenon where most opinions are mainly reflections [...]


    Khuat.hanh

    Having had my training in migration in Japan, I find the Europe centered examples in this book a fascinating comparison and the theoretical models quite useful There are persistent questions to ask when we look at migration, questions that are rehearsed over and over in the media, in political campaigns and in academia Essentially, does migration HELP Recent discussions in Japan hinge upon the notion that migration is a viable option to solve demographic issues and shortage of labor, despite evi [...]


    Nick Marlin

    Poor assertions vaguely supported by selective use of evidence Basiaclly saying that immigration is a positive sum game economically however we need to be careful about the potential erosion of trust in host countries and also that impact on people left behind and their opportunity to modernize Some good evaluation Really could have looked at case studies of both countries that have had large immigration eg Australian and Canada etc and compared them to homogeneous countries Especially as the pr [...]


    Arbraxan

    In Exodus How Migration Is Changing Our World , Oxford professor Paul Collier of The Bottom Billion fame sets out to generate a unified analysis of a wide array of disparate specialist research, across social science and moral philosophy , on the topic of migration Importantly, Collier isn t interested in the question whether past migration from low to high income countries has been good for the latter but rather in how future migration will likely affect migrants, the countries of origin and th [...]


    Rubentollet

    Presents new insights but repetitive at times.


    Charlotte

    Slechte vertaling en of warrige retoriek.


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    Claire Ryberg

    Wasn t able to finish it, but I think I got as far as I would like to.


    Germán

    A must read if interested in the topic



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