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Exceptional People:
How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron & Meera Balarajan

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations and Tables ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1

PART I : PAST
Chapter 1: Migration from Prehistory to Columbus 11
Early Migration 12
Connecting Humanity 18
Migration and Humanity 37

Chapter 2: Global Migrations: Toward a World Economy 39
The Age of Exploration 40
Imperialism and Coercion 45
Unfree Migrations: Slavery and Indentured Labor 47
Global "Free" Migrations (ca. 1840-1914) 57
Builders of the Modern World 67

Chapter 3: "Managed" Migration in the Twentieth Century (1914-1973) 69
The End of the Liberal Period 70
The Interwar Period: Economic Decline and Regulated Migration 77
Post-WWII Migrations 85
Finding Reasons to Regulate 92

PART II: PRESENT
Chapter 4: L eaving Home: Migration Decisions and Processes 97
Micro-Level: Individuals and Families 99
Meso-Level: Networks and Systems 103
Macro-Level: Demographic, Political, and Economic Conditions 109
Individual, Society, and National Influences 120

Chapter 5: I mmigration and Border Control 121
Channels and Flows of Migration 122
Economic Migration 127
Social Migration 140
Refugee Migration 147
Border Control 153
Beyond Border Controls 160

Chapter 6: T he Impacts of Migration 162
Impacts on Receiving Countries 164
Impacts on Sending Countries 178
Impacts on Migrants 193
Impacts on Societies and Migrants 209

PART III : FUTURE
Chapter 7: T he Future of Migration 213
The Backdrop of Globalization 215
Supply of Migrants 219
Demand for Migrants 241

Chapter 8: A Global Migration Agenda 259
Thought Experiments 261
A Long-Term Vision of Freer Movement 265
Principles for Global Migration 270
The Need for Global Leadership 281

Notes 287
References 331
Index 359

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