Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
December 2013, Volume 2013, ISSN:2276-6359
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Environment and Neo-colonialism: Two Immigration Issues Involved In the Canadian Neoliberal Project
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Accepted 16 November, 2013; Available Online 10 December,2013
This article discusses two perspectives that have so far been overlooked in the debate on immigration in Canada and worldwide. The first exposes immigration policy as an essential element in the neoliberal policy of unlimited economic growth, which is unsustainable in the face of the impending ecological crisis. The second demonstrates that this immigration policy, which is similar in all OECD countries, favours the selection of the best educated, most experienced and often the richest individuals from the countries of origin, and is thereby building a new colonialist policy of the West towards developing countries.
Keywords:Immigration, environment, neocolonialism, development,capitalism