Africa s Return Migrants: The New Developers? (Hardback)

Lisa Akesson, Maria Eriksson Baaz

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Many African migrants residing abroad nurture a hope to one day return, at least temporarily, to their home country. In the wake of economic crises in the developed world, alongside rapid economic growth in parts of Africa, the impetus to return is likely to increase. Such returnees are often portrayed as agents of development, bringing with them capital, knowledge and skills as well as connections and experience gained abroad. Yet, the reality is altogether more complex. In this much-needed volume, based on extensive original fieldwork, the authors reveal that there is all too often a gaping divide between abstract policy assumptions and migrants actual practices. In contrast to the prevailing optimism of policies on migration and development, Africa s Return Migrants demonstrates that the capital obtained abroad is not always advantageous and that it can even hamper successful entrepreneurship and other forms of economic, political and social engagement. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : Like many migrants, a large percentage of Africans who reside abroad cherish hopes of one day returning to their homeland, whether permanently or on a temporary basis. In the eyes of policy makers, such returnees are portrayed as “agents of development,” people who will bring back skills and economic capital that can be deployed in their native lands.

The reality, however, is more complicated, and Africa’s Return Migrants brings together a roster of stellar contributors to explore the gap between policy assumptions and lived reality. Built around extensive fieldwork, the book demonstrates that capital obtained abroad is not always advantageous—and that in fact it can sometimes even hamper entrepreneurship, economic, political, and social engagement. An eye-opening analysis, Africa’s Return Migrants will be essential for anyone concerned with the economic and social future of Africa.

About the Author: LisaÅkesson is associate professor of social anthropology at the Univerity of Gothenburg and senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute. Maria Eriksson Baaz is associate professor at the School of Global Studies at the Univerity of Gothenburg and senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute.

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Titre : Africa s Return Migrants: The New Developers...
Éditeur : ZED BOOKS LTD
Date d'édition : 2015
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New

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Description du livre ZED BOOKS LTD, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Many African migrants residing abroad nurture a hope to one day return, at least temporarily, to their home country. In the wake of economic crises in the developed world, alongside rapid economic growth in parts of Africa, the impetus to return is likely to increase. Such returnees are often portrayed as agents of development, bringing with them capital, knowledge and skills as well as connections and experience gained abroad. Yet, the reality is altogether more complex. In this much-needed volume, based on extensive original fieldwork, the authors reveal that there is all too often a gaping divide between abstract policy assumptions and migrants actual practices. In contrast to the prevailing optimism of policies on migration and development, Africa s Return Migrants demonstrates that the capital obtained abroad is not always advantageous and that it can even hamper successful entrepreneurship and other forms of economic, political and social engagement. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9781783602346

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