People Power: Why We Need More Migrants (Hardcover)

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Migration is one of the fundamental driving forces of change in the modern world. As regions such as the Middle East continue to experience instability, climate change is driving migration from Africa and Central Asia - these 'push factors' lead to increased migration throughout Europe. Yet despite being one of the fundamental issues of the modern age, the impact of migration on Western developed economies is dangerously misunderstood.

Here, economics and migration expert Giles Merritt seeks to explode the ten most common myths about European migration. He shows how the west's aging population needs migrants, and demonstrates in clear and accessible writing how governments must adapt to increase migration to solve the challenges of the modern world. The result is a clear-eyed assessment of the issues, and a way forward for the west which preserves our political democracies by rejecting the politics of the right.

About the Author

Giles Merritt has reported on European affairs for half a century, as a Financial Times correspondent in Paris and Brussels, and as an op-ed writer for the International Herald Tribune. In 2010 the Financial Times named him as one of thirty influential 'Eurostars'. He is the founder of the Brussels think tank Friends of Europe and its policy journal, Europe's World. In 2016 his previous book Slippery Slope: Europe's Troubled Future was shortlisted for the European Book Prize.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780755606535
ISBN-10: 0755606531
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2021
Pages: 248
Language: English