The Migration Myth in Policy and Practice: Dreams, Development and Despair is a new book authored by AKM Ahsan Ullah and Md Shahidul Haque and published by Springer. It is reviewed for JCA by Saleh Shahriar of the College of Economics & Management, Northwest A&F University, Shaaxi, China.
The reviewer likes this book. He states that the authors do four things: first, they ask some pertinent questions about migrants motivations, who wins and loses in migration, does migration improve the status of families, and so on; second, the book addresses current migration-development debates, in conceptual and empirical terms; third, “cutting through several myths, the work provides recommendations and lessons that are important for policy makers”; and fourth, the book is based on research, in “countries from Bangladesh to Brazil, India to Indonesia, Malaysia to Moldova, Kazakhstan to Ethiopia and Latvia to the Netherlands.”
Saleh Shahriar concludes that the book is “thought-provoking, well-researched and a good read. For those researching international migration, political science, economics, international relations, development and governance, the volume offers useful information and insights.”