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The Resource Africa's return migrants : the new developers?, edited by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz

Africa's return migrants : the new developers?, edited by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz

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Africa's return migrants : the new developers?
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Africa's return migrants
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the new developers?
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edited by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz
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eng
Summary
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.--
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Åkesson, Lisa
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Baaz, Maria Eriksson
  • Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
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Africa now
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  • African diaspora
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Africa
  • Africa
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Africa's return migrants : the new developers?, edited by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz
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Published in association with the Nordic Africa Institute
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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Contents
Introduction / Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz -- Successive flops and occasional feats : development contributions and thorny social navigation among Congolese return migrants / Maria Eriksson Baaz -- Diaspora returnees to Somaliland : heroes of development or job-stealing scoundrels? / Laura Hammond -- Pushing development : a case study of highly skilled male return migration to Ghana / Nauja Kleist -- 'Come back, invest, and advance the country' : policy myths and migrant realities of return and development in Senegal / Giulia Sinatti -- The role of social capital in post-conflict business development : perspectives from returning migrants in Burundi / Tove Heggli Sagmo -- Threatening mini-skirts : returnee South Sudanese adolescent girls and social change / Katarzyna Grabska -- Obstacles and openings : returnees and small-scale businesses in Cape Verde / Lisa Åkesson
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FIEb17758555
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781783602339
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)907185821
Label
Africa's return migrants : the new developers?, edited by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz
Publication
Note
Published in association with the Nordic Africa Institute
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz -- Successive flops and occasional feats : development contributions and thorny social navigation among Congolese return migrants / Maria Eriksson Baaz -- Diaspora returnees to Somaliland : heroes of development or job-stealing scoundrels? / Laura Hammond -- Pushing development : a case study of highly skilled male return migration to Ghana / Nauja Kleist -- 'Come back, invest, and advance the country' : policy myths and migrant realities of return and development in Senegal / Giulia Sinatti -- The role of social capital in post-conflict business development : perspectives from returning migrants in Burundi / Tove Heggli Sagmo -- Threatening mini-skirts : returnee South Sudanese adolescent girls and social change / Katarzyna Grabska -- Obstacles and openings : returnees and small-scale businesses in Cape Verde / Lisa Åkesson
Control code
FIEb17758555
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781783602339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907185821

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