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We understand very little about the billions of dollars that flow throughout the world from migrants back to their home countries. In this rigorous and illuminating work, Matt Bakker, an economic sociologist, examines how these migrant remittances—the resources of some of the world’s least affluent people—have come to be seen in recent years as a fundamental contributor to development in the migrant-sending states of the Global South. This book analyzes how the connection between remittances and development was forged through the concrete political and intellectual practices of policy entrepreneurs within a variety of institutional settings, from national government agencies and international development organizations to nongovernmental policy foundations and think tanks.

 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Part 1. The Remittances-to-Development Agenda at the Global Scale
  1. CHAPTER 1: Introducing the Remittances-to-Development Agenda Migration, Remittances, and Development — Three Vignettes
  2. pp. 3-33
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  1. CHAPTER 2: Facts, Figures, and the Politics of Measurement The Construction and Diffusion of Remittances as a Financial Flow
  2. pp. 34-57
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  1. CHAPTER 3: Forging the Remittances-to- Development Nexus Conceptual Linkages and Political Practices
  2. pp. 58-111
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  1. Part 2 The Long Road to Financial Democracy in North America: From State-Led Transnationalism to Intergovernmental Collaboration
  1. Chapter 4: Bringing Remittances into the North American Economic-Integration Project: A Genealogy of Mexican State-Led Transnationalism
  2. pp. 115-161
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  1. Chapter 5. From Promise to Practice: Toward Financial Democracy in North America
  2. pp. 162-200
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  1. Conclusions
  2. pp. 201-216
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 217-228
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 229-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-283
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520960930
Related ISBN
9780520285460
MARC Record
OCLC
1104219873
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-14
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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