Global Migration

What's Happening, Why, and A Just Response

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About This Book


At latest count, 244 million people—the highest number in history—reside in a nation in which they were not born. But migration is not a new phenomenon.

Elizabeth Colliers and Charles Strain’s Global Migration: What’s Happening, Why, and a Just Response begins to unpack the complex issues surrounding modern migration. Using the See, Judge, Act method of reflection and action, this text goes beyond facts and stats, offering personal narratives, principles for critical thinking drawn from Catholic social teaching, and opportunities for action from the individual to the international level. Focused on the humanitarian work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) throughout the world, Global Migration inspires reflection, provokes discussion, and empowers students to respond to today’s greatest humanitarian crisis.




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About the Authors

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Charles R. Strain

Charles R. Strain is professor of religious studies and a faculty member in the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies program at DePaul University.

Elizabeth W. Collier

Elizabeth W. Collier holds the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics and is professor of business ethics at the Brennan School of Business, Dominican University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Stories That Shape Our Lives

Part 1: See—Understanding Global Migration

Chapter 1: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Refugees

Chapter 2: Climate Change “Refugees”

Chapter 3: Unauthorized Migration to the United States

Chapter 4: The Current Debate: Restrictionists versus Nonrestrictionists


Part 2: Judge—Thinking Through Complex Realities

Chapter 5: Developing an Evaluative, Ethical Framework


Part 3: Act–Acting on Behalf of Refugees, Internally Displaced People, and Migrants

Chapter 6: Collective Action: The Role of NGOs in International Development

Chapter 7: U.S. Immigration Policy: Steps toward Reform

Chapter 8: Individual Action—Where Do We Go from Here?


Epilogue: Thinking and Acting Ethically in Difficult Times

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