Unravelling Migrants as Transnational Agents of Development

Social Spaces in between Ghana and Germany

Edited by: Thomas Faist, Nadine Sieveking

Since the early 2000s, there has been an increased interest in international migration as a central mechanism to advance what is called the development potential of international migrants. The contributions in this book argue that the current enthusiasm about the migration-development nexus should be approached from a perspective that recognizes and critically appraises the emergence of a new agent in development discourse, variably called "migrants," "diaspora," or "transnational community." The essays, which are the result of intensive student research at Bielefeld University, depart from issues raised by the migration-development nexus and ask how life-worlds and institutions are changing in the face of cross-border processes. In this way, the book is also a contribution to the different understandings of development. (Series: Politik, Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft in einer globalisierten Welt - Vol. 11)

240 pages

Publication Date: 9/8/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643901118