The Mobility of Labor and Capital

A Study in International Investment and Labor Flow

Professor Sassen has updated her conclusions for this paperback edition.


 Reviews:

"In a major contribution, Sassen uses a detailed case study of U.S economic evolution, 1960-85, to illustrate the integral links between investment flows, both foreign and domestic, and the influx of migrant labor." --World Development

"...provides a wealth of descriptive detail, which can be only sampled here...this is a fine study, a model for further historical and political treatments of a subject that Sassen has done much to refresh." John Walton, University of California, Davis, in the American Journal of Sociology

"In a major contribution, Sassen uses a detailed case study of US economic evolution, 1960-85, to illustrate the integral links between investment flows, both foreign and domestic, and the influx of migrant labor. Reorganization of the world economy, like export investment zones, draws migrants; California and New York-New Jersey are particular foci of investments in manufacturing and financial services. Political pressures grow both in regions now starved for capital and in those where migrant and local labor must compete. The richest recent case study thus supports arguments of other collections noted here." World Development

"This book enriches our knowledge and understanding of the complex issues of the migration of capital and labor in an economic environment dominated by multinational business. In an incisive analysis Sassen offers a fresh and convincing perspective on the inter-relationship of capital mobility and labor mobility in a world increasingly dominated by the global division of labor." Laurie Clements, Labor Studies Journal

'… quite simply the most important writing being produced by any scholar in the US today on the subject of the 'new immigration''. Professor Bennett Harrison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

'… probably the best book in the field that I have knowledge of in many years. Professor Sassen is one of the most innovative researchers in the area of urban political economy'. Professor Manuel Castells, University of California, Berkeley

'… an intelligent combination of theorizing and relevant data which is the mark of a good book'. State University of New York, Binghamton