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International Migration: The Human Face of Globalisation by Brian Keeley

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6. Migration and Development

For developing countries, migration can be a blessing and a curse: a blessing for providing remittances and overseas contacts and experience; a curse for taking away the brightest and the best. The policy challenge is to minimise the costs and maximise the benefits for developing and developed countries.

By way of introduction …

The shop sits on the borders of Paris, just a few steps from a Metro station. Outside, a sign announces that it’s a travel agency; inside, there are a few phone booths, two Internet stations, and a large desk. Above the desk hangs an aerial photo of the Moroccan city of Fez.

The floor of the shop is filled with luggage – old-fashioned suitcases, unwieldy parcels tied with twine and ...

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