‘Migration and unfreedom’

30 January 2010

The plight of migrant workers is not caused by absence of policy; it is the consequence of a highly exploitative structure, writes Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, professor of Political Science and Development Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. She critiques the Human Development Report 2009 for ignoring the very raison d’etre of existent policy frameworks governing migration, issues of inequality, and rights.

The Human Development Report 2009 (the report hereafter) entitled Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development focuses on the theme of migration. The report makes two main claims…

Read the rest:  http://southasia.oneworld.net/weekend/migration-and-unfreedom

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