The political economy of migration: Pakistan, Britain, and the Middle East

Ballard, Roger

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Migration has brought about, and continues to be responsible for, some of the most momentous social, economic, and political changes in the contemporary world. Over the years, millions of people have moved from their rural homes in search of better paid work, usually in cities many thousands of miles away. Their movement has precipitated many dramatic changes, no less in the societies they left than in the ones they joined. It has also produced many new structures of inequality and exploitation. This paper explores the character of these developments in the case of one particular body of migrants - peasant farmers from Northern Pakistan who have migrated to Britain and the Middle East during the past three decades.

Document type: Article
Date: 1987
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 12:24
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Economics
Controlled Keywords: Pakistan <Nord>, Auswanderung, Sozialer Wandel, Wirtschaft
Uncontrolled Keywords: Politische Ökonomie, Northern Pakistan , Emigration , Social Change , Economy , Political Economy
Subject (classification): Economics
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: Themen > CASAS Online Papers: Migration, Remittances and Economic Development
Volume: 6