The debate on international migration and development currently focuses on South-North migration, transnationalism, remittances and knowledge transfer. The potential positive role of migration for countries and regions the emigrants originate from has recently been acknowledged by, among others, the World Bank, United Nations Commissions and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). This volume addresses the question: to what extent and under what conditions does international migration contribute to local and national development? By presenting novel insights and themes on the basis of new empirical evidence from various countries, this volume is an indispensable addition to the international discussion on migration.
'The subject of migration and development has risen up the global political agenda with the growth of migrant remittances. This fascinating collection of papers shows that we need to go far beyond these purely financial concerns if we are to understand migrants’ contributions to their countries and communities of origin.' - Michael Collyer, University of Sussex, UK
1. Globalization, Migration and Development Ton van Naerssen, Ernst Spaan and Annelies Zoomers Part 1: The Role and Impact of Family Remittances 2. The Complex Role of Migration in Shifting Rural Livelihoods: A Moroccan Case Study Hein de Haas 3. International Migration in Indonesia and its Impacts on Regional Development Graeme Hugo 4. Migrant Remittances and Development in Bolivia and Mexico: A Comparative Study Virginie Baby-Collin, Geneviève Cortes and Laurent Faret 5. The Role of Remittances in the Transnational Livelihood Strategies of Somalis Cindy Horst Part 2: Diasporas and Development at Home 6. Migration, Collective Remittances and Development: Mexican Migrant Associations in the United States Gaspar Rivera-Salgado and Luis Escala Rabadán 7. Global Workers, Local Philanthropists: Filipinos in Italy and the Tug of Home Fabio Baggio and Maruja M.B. Asis 8. Migrant Involvement in Community Development: The Case of the Rural Ashanti Region - Ghana Mirjam Kabki, Valentina Mazzucato and Ton Dietz 9. ‘We are Bridging Cultures and Countries’: Migrant Organizations and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands Ton van Naerssen Part 3: Transfer of Knowledge, Skills and Ideas 10. The Diaspora Option as a Tool Towards Development?: The Highly Qualified Ghanaian Diaspora in Berlin and Hamburg Katharina Goethe and Felicitas Hillmann 11. The Development Potential of Caribbean Young Return Migrants: ‘Making a Difference Back Home . . .’ Robert B. Potter and Dennis Conway 12. (Post)Colonial Transnational Actors and Homeland Political Development: The Case of Surinam Liza M. Nell Part 4: Comprehensive Studies 13. Ambivalent Developments of Female Migration. Cases from Senegal and Lebanon Fenneke Reysoo 14. Migration and Development: Migrant Women in South Korea Hye-Kyung Lee 15. Homeward-Bound Investors: The Role of Overseas Chinese in China’s Economic Development Maggi W.H. Leung 16. Conceptualising Indian Emigration: The Development Story Parvati Raghuram