Virtually any commodity can move around the world to satisfy demand but human beings have far less freedom. Many migrants are forced to risk life and limb traveling illegally, yet most rich countries are short of workers. This book aims to unravel the global migration paradox, explaining the economic and social issues behind the flows of humans.
Peter Stalker is a former co-editor of the New Internationalist who now works as a consultant to a number of UN agencies. He has written two books on migration for the International Labor Organization - The Work of Strangers: A Survey of International Labour Migration, and Workers without Frontiers: The impact of Globalization on International Migration.