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Global Migration Issues

Diasporas, Development and Governance

Editors: Chikanda, Abel, Crush, Jonathan, Walton-Roberts, Margaret (Eds.)

  • ​Brings together the issues of diasporas, development, and governance
  • Provides an international perspective that covers both the global North and South
  • Features case studies drawn from diverse geographical regions that deal with most facets of diaspora engagement in a multidisciplinary manner
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Drawing on examples from the global North and South, this book examines the relationship between migration, development and diaspora engagement from a governance perspective. It explores the ways that governments interact with their own extra-national diasporic populations in order to boost economic development, build global trading and investment networks, and increase their political leverage overseas. Inside, readers will find fifteen essays which highlight such issues as diaspora engagement by governments at different scales, the divisions that often exist within diaspora groups, diaspora transnationalism and return migration, diaspora knowledge networks and higher education capacity building, and the neglected issues of South-South migration and diasporas as well as North-South migration and diasporas. The book presents empirical case studies from various geographical contexts including Australia, Canada, the Philippines, India, the Caribbean, Zimbabwe, and the United States. Overall, this book presents fresh insights into how and why migrant-sending countries are increasingly turning to the diaspora option to attempt to benefit from the transfer of knowledge, skills and financial and social capital. It provides policy makers, researchers, and students with new perspectives on governance and the means by which states are attempting to utilize their diaspora resources.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Disaggregating Diasporas

    Chikanda, Abel (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Global Forum on Migration and Development and Diaspora Engagement

    Omelaniuk, Irena

    Pages 19-32

  • Engaging the Global Filipino Diaspora: Achieving Inclusive Growth

    Nicolas, Imelda M.

    Pages 33-47

  • Diaspora, Development, and Intra-community Politics: Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada and Post-War Debates

    Amarasingam, Amarnath (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

  • Benevolent Funds: Philanthropic Practices of the South African Diaspora in Ontario, Canada

    Ramachandran, Sujata

    Pages 65-82

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22165-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22164-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diasporas, Development and Governance
Editors
  • Abel Chikanda
  • Jonathan Crush
  • Margaret Walton-Roberts
Series Title
Global Migration Issues
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22165-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22165-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22164-9
Series ISSN
2213-2511
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 275
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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