This book offers an empirical view on the topic of globalization adding a historical context to the current state of affairs as well as discussing political and economic factors that attribute to the status quo. In hindsight, the term globalization was introduced in the 1940s.
While many migrants seek to improve social and economic status, others come in search of asylum due to conflict, political repression, or fear of persecution in their country of origin. As globalization steadily diffuses international power and blurs the line between war and peace, human migration is becoming a viable weapon in the arsenal of many state and non-state actors.
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