Immigration - Takes advantage of an educated population and...

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Immigration: this plays into globalization because of the increased possibility for the movement of labor across borders. Immigration flows accelerated after the Cold War and most states place restrictions on immigration flows. The United States is the most open state. In Europe, they are selective – Germany, for example, allows Turks and Eastern Europeans to enter as “guest workers”, but it is almost impossible for these immigrants to get German citizenship. Skilled immigrants are particularly important. The United States, for example, issues visas for skilled tech workers to come over to the US. Furthermore, with globalization, people often don’t have to move at all – jobs come to them, such as the outsourcing of call centers by American companies to India.
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Unformatted text preview: Takes advantage of an educated population and the possibilities opened by advanced technology. While these are all policies that a state can pursue, in the age of globalization, the actions of one state will invariably affect the policies and possibilities for policies of other states, due to increasing interdependence between states. In essence, the sovereignty of the state is somewhat eroded as a result of a states participation in the international economy. The actions of other states, in addition to the actions of NGOs and other groups in the international economy, particularly investors, will constrain the types of policies a state may pursue....
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