Hein de Haas
How Migration Really Works: A Factful Guide to the Most Divisive Issue in Politics
Finishes at: Thursday 02 November 8:45 PM
We’re told that global migration is at an all-time high; that the climate emergency will lead to mass migration; that border restrictions will limit migration. This radical new book from a leading expert on migration debunks many of these well-known ‘facts’ and reveals a very different story behind the commonly cited headlines. Hein de Haas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and has spent over three decades researching the truth about migration, including nine years as co-director of Oxford University’s International Migration Institute. His findings have led him to question the myth that migration is a problem to be solved. Comparing trends and perspectives from ‘destination countries’ and ‘origin countries’ alike, he shows us instead migration as it really is.
‘A new vision based on facts, not fears.’
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