"With its generally clear exposition and a structure that is logical and even dramatic, this illuminating book deserves wide use in the classroom and beyond." --CANADIAN REVIEW OF STUDIES IN NATIONALISM, XXIX (2002) This book, written by one of the leading authorities on migration, traces the growth of global migration since 1945, showing how it has produced fundamental economic, social and cultural changes in most parts of the world.

Migration in the Asian Pacific Region: Before and after the Crisis

Migration in the Asian Pacific region: Before and after the crisis

The past two decades have been a period of massive transformation in the Asian Pacific region. This vast and populous area has experienced economic, demographic, political and social change on a pace and scale almost without historical precedent. One of the most significant aspects has been a substantial increase in international migration of all kinds. Family and community networks play a major role, and increasing numbers of both migrant workers and refugees are women. Whether temporary or permanent, international migration is likely to have long-term effects on the societies of both emigration and immigration countries. Migration is both a result of globalization and economic ...

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