Diasporas and Development : Exploring the Potential
For some time in diaspora studies, attention to remittances has overshadowed the growing impact of emigrant groups both within the social and political arenas in their homelands and with regard to fundamental economic development. The authors of ""Diasporas and Development"" redress this imbalance, focusing on three core issues: the responses of diasporas to homeland conflicts, strategies for mobilizing effective homeland investment, and the positive role of direct diaspora participation in development efforts.The book combines detailed case studies with theoretical frameworks to provide a valuable foundation for further research.It explores the growing impact of emigrant groups both in the social and political arenas in their homelands and with regard to fundamental economic development.
- Hardback | 280 pages
- 154.94 x 238.76 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
- 15 Sep 2008
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
Introduction: The Potential of Diasporas and Development - J.M. Brinkerhoff.; Diasporas' Response to Homeland Conflict.; Introduction - J.M. Brinkerhoff.; Organizational Responses to Homeland Crisis: The US Afghan Diaspora - J. Kerlin.; Remittance Relief and Not-Just-for-Profit Entrepreneurship: The Case of Liberia - S.C. Lubkemann.; Recruiting from the Diaspora: The Local Governance Program in Iraq - D.W. Brinkerhoff and S. Taddesse.; Mobilizing Diaspora Homeland Investment.; Introduction - L. Riddle.; The Factors Conducive to Diaspora Investment: Comparing China, Armenia, and Ireland - M. Esman.; Supporting Business Development: Armenia's Experience - K. Gillespie and A. Andriasova.; Homeland Export and Investment Promotion Agencies: The Case of Afghanistan - L. Riddle and V. Marano.; Beyond Remittances: Knowledge and Networks for National Development.; Introduction - J.M. Brinkerhoff.; Diaspora Networks for Creating National Infrastructure: Rural Morocco, 1985-2005 - N. Iskander.; National Development Planning: The Case of Dominica - T. Fontaine with J.M. Brinkerhoff.; Conclusion.; Diasporas and Development: Issues and Impediments - M. Orozco.
"A valuable contribution to expanding knowledge and ways of thinking about the 'diaspora option' for stimulating economic growth in migrant home countries.... The authors take us beyond vague notions to analyze the specific ways in which diasporas actually operate." - B. Lindsay Lowell, Georgetown University"
About Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff
Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff is associate professor of public administration and international affairs at George Washington University. She is author of Partnership for International Development: Rhetoric or Results?, as well as numerous articles on diaspora-related issues.