Political Economy 203
13 February 2015
To what extent will migration from the developing world to the developed world become a social and political issue in the 21st century?
Developed world is comprised of those countries that have post-industrial economies, meaning the service sector provides more wealth than the industrial sector; this is in contradistinction with developing countries, which are in the process of industrialization. In the international space, terms like South and North countries emerge, the former meaning world`s poor countries vis a vis the latter which allude to rich countries. Developed countries are characterized with high gross domestic product (GDP); high levels of industrialization dominated by tertiary and quaternary sectors of industry and very high human development index (HDI) rating. All these culminating to high living standards with high life expectancy thus the attraction for migration rush from developing countries to developed countries .Migration simply means, “crossing the boundary of a political or administrative unit for a certain minimum period (Boyle et al. 1998, 2). Due to this immigration influx, core social and political issues arise as explored in this dissertation in the subsequent paragraphs.
Over the years there has been a global scourge which all world states have been fighting to eradicate; racism. Part 1 of the U.N. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination defines racism as, “any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin. That has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, e