02.04.2009 -

UNESCO Book "Migration Without Borders" Just Published in Russian

The UNESCO book "Migration without borders. Essays on the free movement of people" edited by Antoine Pecoud and Paul de Guchteneire has been just published in Russian.

he UNESCO book «Migration without borders. Essays on the free movement of people» edited by Antoine Pecoud and Paul de Guchteneire has been just published in Russian.

International migration is high on the public and political agenda of many countries, as the movement of people raises concerns while often eluding states' attempts at regulation. In this context, the 'Migration Without Borders' scenario challenges conventional views on the need to control and restrict migration flows and brings a fresh perspective to contemporary debates. This book explores the analytical issues raised by 'open borders', in terms of ethics, human rights, economic development, politics, social cohesion and welfare, and provides in-depth empirical investigations of how free movement is addressed and governed in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. By introducing and discussing the possibility of a right to mobility, it calls for an opening, not only of national borders, but also of the eyes and minds of all those interested in the future of international migration in a globalising world.

Antoine Pécoud holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Oxford University and has been affiliated to different research centers in the UK, Germany, and France. He now works for UNESCO's section on International Migration.

Paul de Guchteneire is the Chief of UNESCO's Section on International Migration. He was previously director of the Steinmetz Archive for social science data in the Netherlands and President of the Internationall Federation of Data Organizations.

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