The Migration-Development Nexus: A Transnational Perspective

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

EditorThomas Faist, Peter Kivisto, Margit Fauser

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This book examines current policy discussions around the migration-development nexus and subjects them to rigorous conceptual and empirical criticism through a transnational lens, placing the current re-discovery of migrants as agents of development nexus into theoretical and historical perspective.

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This book examines current policy discussions around the migration-development nexus and subjects them to rigorous conceptual and empirical criticism through a transnational lens, placing the current re-discovery of migrants as agents of development nexus into theoretical and historical perspective.

THOMAS FAIST is Professor of Transnational and Development Studies at the Department of Sociology, and directs the Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD) at Bielefeld University, Germany. Among his recent publications are Diaspora and Transnationalism: Concepts, Theories and Methods (with Rainer Bauböck) and Beyond ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.88 × 5.73 × 0.87 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228577

ISBN - 13:9780230228573

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Notes on Contributors 
The Migration-Development Nexus: Toward a Transnational Perspective;  T.Faist & M.Fauser
PART I: Paradigms – Methodological and Conceptual
A Global Perspective on Migration and Development;  N.Glick Schiller
The Dialectic between Uneven Development and Forced Migration: Toward a Political Economy Analytical Framework;  R.Delgado Wise & H.Márquez Covarrubias
PART II: Organizations, Networks and States
Diasporas, Recovery, and Development in Conflict-Ridden Societies;  N.van Hear
Business as Usual? Urban Actors and Transnational Investments in Accra, Ghana;  L.Smith
How Receiving Cities Contribute to Simultaneous Engagements for Incorporation and Development;  M.Fauser
A Sociology of Diaspora Knowledge Networks;  J.B Meyer
PART III: Outlook
Academic Knowledge, Public Policy, and the Role of Social Scientists;  T.Faist
Modernization, Development, and Migration in a Skeptical Age;  P.Kivisto