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Trade and Migration in the Modern World

By Carl Mosk

Routledge – 2005 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

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Description

Revolutionized by the growing use of fossil fuels and electricity and the reduced costs of transportation and communications, international trade and migration has received an unprecedented boost in recent years. Using a theory of economic and political gravitation, backed up with both quantitative analysis and qualitative description, Mosk argues that the tendency for trade and migration to flow together is tempered by market forces and political resistance to diversity in migration. This results in a glaring paradox: the political arenas of nation states are divided between embracing and opposing diversity in immigration, the same immigration flows their own policies helped create.

A remarkable volume, this book will be invaluable to students of economics demographic historians, policy makers and political scientists.

Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Preface Acknowledgements Part 1: Openness 1. Globalization, Trade and Migration 2. Demographic Openness and Trade Openness 3. Crossover 4. Emigration and Immigration Part 2: Diversity 5. The British Connection Part 3: Politics and Markets 7. In the Maelstrom: The Political Economy That Battled Diversity and Openness 8. An Open World Being Reborn 9. Conclusions Appendices Bibliography

Author Bio

Carl Mosk is Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria. He specializes in economic history, population economics and Asian economies, especially the Japanese economy. He is the author of a number of books on the demographic and economic history of Japan and is presently working on the economic history of the nation state.

Name: Trade and Migration in the Modern World (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Carl Mosk. Revolutionized by the growing use of fossil fuels and electricity and the reduced costs of transportation and communications, international trade and migration has received an unprecedented boost in recent years. Using a theory of economic and political...
Categories: International Economics, Economic History, Government