Congratulations to CGD non-resident fellow Devesh Kapur whose terrific book, Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India (Princeton University Press) has just received the ENMISA Distinguished Book Award from the Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section of the International Studies Association. This new book by Professor Kapur, who is also head of the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania, builds on a CGD book he previously authored with John McHale, Give Us Your Best and Brightest: The Global Hunt for Talent and Its Impact on the Developing World.Diaspora, Development and Democracy is a superb book full of facts, analysis and deep insights. But there is one absolutely must-read chapter on how emigration from one region in India may have had a role in preserving democracy and minimizing social conflict in that region.
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