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The scramble for Europe : young Africa on its way to the old continent, Stephen Smith

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The scramble for Europe : young Africa on its way to the old continent
Title
The scramble for Europe
Title remainder
young Africa on its way to the old continent
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the harrowing situation of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in rubber dinghies to the crisis on the US-Mexico border, mass migration is one of the most urgent issues facing the West today. At the same time, viable solutions seem ever more remote, with the increasing polarization of public attitudes and political positions. In this book, renowned journalist Stephen Smith argues that current events must be understood as part of a dramatic demographic shift. Today, 510 million people live inside EU borders, and 1.25 billion people in Africa. In 2050, 450 million Europeans will face 2.5 billion Africans - 5 times their number. The demographics are implacable. The scramble for Europe will become as inexorable as the "scramble for Africa" was at the end of the 19th century, when 400 million people lived north and only 200 million lived south of the Mediterranean. Then it was all about raw materials and national pride, now it is about young Africans seeking a better life on the Old Continent, the island of prosperity within their reach. If Africa's migratory patterns follow the historic precedents set by other less developed parts of the world, in thirty years, Europe will include at least 150 million Afro-Europeans. Seeking to address the question of how Europe will cope with an influx of this magnitude, Smith argues for a path between the two extremes of today's debate, advocating migratory policies that strike a balance between compassion and the interests of European nations. The result of years of research by one of the leading experts on contemporary Africa, The Scramble for Europe will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the great social and political questions of our time. --
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1956-
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Smith, Stephen
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human geography
  • Human geography
  • Africans
  • Africans
  • Immigrants
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Europe
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The scramble for Europe : young Africa on its way to the old continent, Stephen Smith
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Publication
Note
First published in 'French as La ruie vers l'Europe' by Éditions Grasset & Fasquelle, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A view from the top of the population pyramid -- Africa: the Mexico of Europe -- A "stress test" between generations -- Africa has not yet taken off -- The kingdom of lies -- The law of large numbers -- Africa: the world's youth -- Nigeria: take it or leave it -- Lagos: half paradise, half slum -- The Chinese model -- Demographic governance -- The island-continent of Peter Pan -- Empty granaries, coveted land -- The "birth" of youth -- Suicides in a blue frock coat -- Brothers and sisters in faith -- Democracy, a barmecide feast -- Emerging Africa -- Trade secrets -- The "gatekeeper state" -- "A billion good reasons" -- Identity as a repertoire -- Musa Wo, the legendary "enfant terrible" -- A cascade of departures -- The dilemma of development aid -- The draining of Lake Chad -- To live the "white man's life" -- The repertoire of rejection -- Zooming in on the mare nostrum -- Europe as destination and destiny -- Don't reckon without your host -- Plugging a leaky dike with sandbags of euros -- "Bowling alone" -- Smashing the actuarial tables -- Beware of "transfers" -- "A rancour sharpened by the winter" -- By way of conclusion: Some plausible scenarios for the future -- The obsession with "scenes and types" -- Go see the other side!
Control code
on1074306093
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781509534562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1074306093
Label
The scramble for Europe : young Africa on its way to the old continent, Stephen Smith
Publication
Note
First published in 'French as La ruie vers l'Europe' by Éditions Grasset & Fasquelle, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A view from the top of the population pyramid -- Africa: the Mexico of Europe -- A "stress test" between generations -- Africa has not yet taken off -- The kingdom of lies -- The law of large numbers -- Africa: the world's youth -- Nigeria: take it or leave it -- Lagos: half paradise, half slum -- The Chinese model -- Demographic governance -- The island-continent of Peter Pan -- Empty granaries, coveted land -- The "birth" of youth -- Suicides in a blue frock coat -- Brothers and sisters in faith -- Democracy, a barmecide feast -- Emerging Africa -- Trade secrets -- The "gatekeeper state" -- "A billion good reasons" -- Identity as a repertoire -- Musa Wo, the legendary "enfant terrible" -- A cascade of departures -- The dilemma of development aid -- The draining of Lake Chad -- To live the "white man's life" -- The repertoire of rejection -- Zooming in on the mare nostrum -- Europe as destination and destiny -- Don't reckon without your host -- Plugging a leaky dike with sandbags of euros -- "Bowling alone" -- Smashing the actuarial tables -- Beware of "transfers" -- "A rancour sharpened by the winter" -- By way of conclusion: Some plausible scenarios for the future -- The obsession with "scenes and types" -- Go see the other side!
Control code
on1074306093
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781509534562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1074306093

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