The Human Face of Global Mobility: International Highly Skilled Migration in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific

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April 2006



Drawing on the work of a long-standing discussion group at the Center for Comparative and Global Research of UCLAs International Institute, contributions to The Human Face of Global Mobility explore the reality behind assumptions about new global migration trends. Articles challenge widely held views about the elite characteristics of these migrants, the costs and consequences of the brain drain said to follow from the migration of skilled workers, the determinants of national policies on high skilled migrants, and the presumed effortlessness of professional mobility in an integrating world. The volume also sheds new light on international student migration, the politics of temporary, non-immigrant workers in the United States, new international forms of regulating movement, and realities of everyday lives of multinational employees in the worlds transnational cities.


Michael Peter Smith is professor of community studies at the University of California, Davis. He has published extensively on urban theory, globalization, and transnationalism including Transnationalism from Below and City and Nation (both available through Transaction) and Transnational Urbanism. Adrian Favell is associate professor of sociology at UCLA. He is the author of Philosophies of Integration, and has published widely on migration in Europe, citizenship, the integration of immigrants, and on social theory.

EAN: 9781412805209
ISBN: 1412805201
Untertitel: 'Comparative Urban and Communit'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 314 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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