‘Exceptional People’ wins prestigious US award

06 February 2012

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The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) has been awarded to Professor Ian Goldin for his book Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future (Princeton University Press, 2011).

The 2011 PROSE Awards received 512 entries – more than ever before in its 36-year history – from more than 60 professional and scholarly publishers across the US.

The PROSE Awards, organised by The Association of American Publishers, annually recognize the best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content in over 40 categories. They are judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals and recognise pioneering works of research contributing to the conception, production and design of landmark works in their fields.

Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future was written by Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan. It describes how, throughout history, migrants have fueled the engine of human progress. Their movement has sparked innovation, spread ideas, relieved poverty, and laid the foundations for a global economy. In a world more interconnected than ever before, the number of people with the means and motivation to migrate will only increase. Exceptional People looks at the profound advantages that such dynamics will have for countries and migrants the world over. Challenging the received wisdom that a dramatic growth in migration is undesirable, the book proposes new approaches for governance that will embrace this international mobility.

In additon to Exceptional People, Professor Ian Goldin has published 13 books, including his most recent "Globalisation for Development: Meeting New Challenges" (Oxford University Press, 2012), and "The Economics of Sustainable Development" (Cambridge University Press, 1995).