Exodus looks at how people from the world's poorest
societies struggle to migrate to the rich West- the effects on
those left behind and on the host societies, and explores the
impulses and thinking that inform Western immigration policy.
Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University. The author of Wars, Guns and Votes- Democracy in Dangerous Places and The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations. Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank. In addition to the award-winningThe Bottom Billion, he is the author ofWars, Guns, and Votes- Democracy inDangerous Places.
Exodus is an important book and one I have been waiting to
read for many years ... [it is] a work that is humane and
hard-headed about one of the greatest issues of our times -- David
Goodhart * Sunday Times *
Paul Collier is one of the world's most thoughtful economists. His books consistently illuminate and provoke. Exodus is no exception * The Economist *
Tinged with poignancy ... a humane and sensible voice in a highly toxic debate -- Colin Kidd * Guardian *
Paul Collier's new book on international migration is magisterial. It offers a sophisticated, comprehensive, incisive, multidisciplinary, well-written balance sheet of the pros and cons of immigration for receiving societies, sending societies, and migrants themselves. For everyone on all sides of this contentious issue, Exodus is a "must-read" -- Robert D. Putnam, Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
[Praise for Paul Collier's The Plundered Planet]: A must-read * Sunday Times *
A path-breaking book -- George Soros