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The New Politics of Global Academic Mobility and Migration


Edited By Fred Dervin and Regis Machart

This book brings together recent research on Global Academic Mobility and Migration (GAMM) from a variety of perspectives and contexts. There is now a widespread consensus that most countries and world regions are witnessing GAMM. Bringing together leading scholars from Australasia and Europe, this volume offers readers detailed account of the new politics of such acts of mobility and migration. The following key issues are dealt with: mobility determinants, social injustice, management and administrative problems, as well as teaching–learning challenges. The book invites students, researchers and practitioners to reflect further on the nature of today’s education on the move.
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The Dynamics of Brain-Drain and Brain-Gain: Depreciation of Foreign Diploma


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Even though more and more people argue that the future of Europe’s population development lies in the attraction of third country nationals, neither the European Union nor the European Economic Area have taken coordinated steps towards the implementation of the International Labor Organisation conventions relating to the rights of migrant workers and the convention concerning migration for employment. The aforementioned attraction should be directed not only to the European continental labour force, but it should also translate into the ‘import’ of younger labour force from other continents.

Following the relaxed immigration policy of the EU Member States towards the attraction of highly skilled foreigners to sectors facing labour shortages, this chapter tries to tackle the inequality and apparent discrimination arising from actions taken to fulfil the strategic goals of the EU or of the Slovak immigration policy.

The phenomenon of depreciated foreign diplomas occurs as a symptom of the increased internationalisation of the educational sphere, in which two groups of graduates consist of immigrants who have graduated in the Slovak Republic (hereinafter “the SR”) and immigrants who have graduated abroad. The original chosen method of investigation, i.e. multinomial logit analysis, encountered problems in terms of collecting data about highly educated immigrants and locals with a foreign diploma and their whereabouts upon entering the labour market. Therefore the author chose to represent the problem from a reciprocal perspective, taking the independent variables that were to be set in the multinomial...

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