Closed borders : the contemporary assault on freedom of movement / Alan Dowty.

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  • Closed Borders
  • New Haven ; London : Yale University Press [1987]
Physical description
1 online resource (xvii, 270 pages).
  • 9780300157093
  • 0300157096
  • 0300038240
  • 9780300038248
  • 0300044984
  • 9780300044980
  • 18553659
  • "A Twentieth Century Fund report."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Print version record.
  • 1. The right of personal self-determination -- 2. The old serfdom -- 3. The new serfdom -- 4. Recognition and retrogression -- 5. Emigration and expulsion in the Third World -- 6. The contemporary challenge to free movement -- 7. Toward an open world.
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  • In this eloquent book, Alan Dowty traces how different countries, throughout history, have dealt with movement in and out of their borders. He explores why governments resort to restrictive measures, and describes the effects these policies have had. Offering poignant examples and a wealth of telling statistics, Dowty makes a strong case for "open borders" that would allow individuals to emigrate or immigrate at will. He assesses strategies to bring political pressure to bear on those states that violate the "fundamental right of their citizens to self-determiniation" and then calls on the United States to rethink its restrictions on immigration and refugees and take the lead in demanding freedom of movement throughout the world. ISBN 0-300-03824-0: $20.00.

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