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What is behind the new Migrations

Saskia Sassen
The language of “migrants” and “refugees” is insufficient to cover a new type of migration. They are being expelled from their land and homes by major coporations grabbing land to develop plantations, the sharp expansion in mining due to the demands of the electronic revolution, climate change, the explosion in the building of new, often private, “cities” and office parks.

Saskia Sassen
http://sociology.columbia.edu/node/169

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