Migration without Borders - Essays on the Free Movement of People
"...Ce livre propose une large réflexion à partir d'essais sur "la libre circulation des populations", le sous-titre étant explicite: "Essays on the free movement of people". Les besoins actuels de contrôler les populations migrantes n'ont pas d'avenir proprement dit, et il s'agit de réfléchir à des alternatives viables et vivables aussi. Nous avons ici un débat sur les "frontières ouvertes" susceptibles d'apporter une approche nouvelle et inédite, et surtout d'aborder la question épineuse mais essentielle à propos du "droit à la mobilité pour tous". Un travail pour méditer - et anticiper - sur le sens de nos mobilités futures."
‘(…) The book is split into two parts which seek to explain how the asymmetrical morality resulting from the universal right to emigrate but not to immigrate can create a number of inequalities that exist in current migratory trends. The first part does this by providing, at great length, a conceptual discussion from the perspectives of a diverse range of academic and policy experts who have worked in the contexts of developed and developing nations. The second part contains a well-assembled series of empirical case studies that detail rich and deep insights into past and present migratory patterns in different parts of the world. Both parts consistently and proficiently illustrate the dynamic manifestation of inequalities that should propel policy-makers to consider the scenario of migration without borders. (…) The book covers a wide range of issues that are pertinent to contemporary debates on immigration. It certainly makes a very interesting read for anyone who wishes to get hold of a comprehensive exposition of the complex dynamics of migratory trends in the globalised world we live in today. This was a page-turner for me. My only misgiving about the book is the disjointedness between Parts 1 and 2. Whilst both parts make a cogent case for the need for migration without borders, the reality depicted in the empirical case examples in Part 2 suggests this is still a Utopian scenario. It would, therefore, be useful for the editors and contributors to devote a bit more attention to explaining why ‘migration without borders’ is presently theoretical. (…) Nonetheless, credit has to be given to the editors for bringing together such a diverse range of experts to provide a coherent and compelling argument for migration without borders. This should definitely serve as a core text for anyone involved in policy-making in this area.’
Paul W Chan, School of the built Environment, Northumbria University, UK
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