Moving policy forward: ‘brain drain’ as a wicked problem

  title={Moving policy forward: ‘brain drain’ as a wicked problem},
  author={Danielle Logue},
  journal={Globalisation, Societies and Education},
  pages={41 - 50}
  • Danielle Logue
  • Published 9 February 2009
  • Sociology
  • Globalisation, Societies and Education
The mobility of scientists and the concerns surrounding ‘brain drain’ are not new. Even in the Ptolemic dynasty, the first king set out to attract and influence the movements of scholars to shift the centre of learning from Athens to Alexandria. Yet after all this time, there is still much policy discourse and debate focused on attempting to define, redefine and solve this ancient problem. I argue that the continuing circularity of the debate supports the proposition that the policy issue of… Expand
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