Exodus by Paul Collier audiobook

Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World

By Paul Collier
Read by John Voce

Bolinda Audio 9780195398656

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780655697213

  • ISBN: 9780655697213

Runtime: 9.81 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

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Author Bio: Paul Collier

Author Bio: Paul Collier

Paul Collier is the Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. He is the author of The Bottom Billion, which won the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Arthur Ross Prize awarded by the Council on Foreign Relations, The Plundered Planet, Exodus and Refuge (with Alexander Betts). Collier has served as Director of the Research Department of the World Bank, and consults with the German and many other governments around the world.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 9.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English