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Global diasporas and development: socioeconomic, cultural, and policy perspectives

Contributor(s): Sahoo, Sadananda [Editor] | Pattanaik, B. K [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Springer 2014Description: Various pages.ISBN: 9788132210467.Subject(s): Regional planning | Social sciences | Development economics | Emigration and immigration | Emigration and immigration - Economic aspects | Emigration and immigration - Political aspectsDDC classification: 304.8 Summary: ​This volume discusses how diasporas have evolved and engaged in economic, social and cultural domains of their host and home countries across the globe. The volume is divided into six parts: Issues, Challenges and Development Experiences; Diaspora Finance and Economic Development; Knowledge Transfer and Diasporas; The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion; Gender and Diasporas; and Representation in Film, Theatre and Literature. It is truly a global representation of diasporic engagement. Its contributions come from experts in various disciplines across the globe, and the chapters cover socioeconomic, policy-related and cultural elements in countries as far apart as New Zealand and Zimbabwe. The contributors discuss major issues related to local communities' engagement with the diaspora and diaspora--home relations in Africa, West Asia, South and South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, China, and the USA, providing a panoramic view of diasporic flows in the twenty-first century. The interdisciplinary thrust of the volume, together with its global focus, makes this volume useful to researchers, academics and experts from the social sciences, population sciences and development studies, as also to analysts and policymakers across the world. Table of contents: 1.Introduction: Diasporas in the New Global Age /​ B.K. Pattanaik 2.Diaspora-Centred Development: Current Practice, Critical Commentaries, and Research Priorities /​ Rob Kitchin 3.The Link with a Home Country: A Comparative Analysis of Host Country Environments for Diaspora Engagement /​ Jean-Claude Bolay 4.Diasporas and Divergent Development in Kerala and Punjab: Querying the Migration-Development Discourse /​ Margaret Walton-Roberts 5.Africa's Money in Africa: Human and Physical Capital Dimensions /​ Rapuluchukwu Uchenna Efobi 6.Diaspora Bonds and Caribbean Economic Development: Tapping into an Innovative Financing Mechanism /​ Prakash Ramlakhan 7.The African Brain Drain: Causes, Costs, and Consequences /​ Brij Maharaj 8.Diaspora, Brain Circulation and Indian Development: Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand /​ Wardlow Friesen 9.Rethinking Development Through Dynamics of Skilled Human Migration from India /​ Leena Singh Contents note continued: 10.Knowledge Diasporas: Narratives of Transnational Migration and Higher Education /​ Maria Sian Chavan 11.Reverse Brain Drain: New Strategies by Developed and Developing Countries /​ Anjali Sahay 12.The Diaspora as Carrier to the Home Country of `Soft Knowledge' for Development: Evidence from Highly Skilled Filipino Migrants in New Zealand and Australia /​ Sheila Siar 13.Tapping Talents in India Through the Diaspora Network: Opportunities and Challenges /​ Falendra Kumar Sudan 14.Muslim Diaspora and European Identity: The Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion /​ Branislav Radeljic 15.Diaspora, Cultural Disintegration and Underdevelopment: The Case of Zimbabwe, 2001 2011 /​ Francis Matambirofa 16.Integration and `Limited Acculturation' of Tibetans at Shimla: Experience and Perceptions of a Diaspora /​ Renuka Thapliyal 17.The Dark Side of `Diasporas' in Africa's Great Lakes Region /​ Sabastiano Rwengabo Contents note continued: 18.Laws Protecting the Rights and Interests of Returned Overseas Chinese and Their Relatives: Their Relevance and Adaptation /​ Guofu Liu 19.Diaspora in Mauritius: A Recipe for Contested Development /​ Honita Cowaloosur 20.Role Mobility and Transnational Marriage: Immigrant Women in Taiwan /​ Jung-Tsung Yang 21.Return and Retirement Funds for Indian Migrant Working Women in ECR Countries /​ Kavim V. Bhatnagar 22.The Empire Writes from Within: The Kali Theatre Company, a Case Study /​ Alice Shantala Colombo. (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9788132210467)
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​This volume discusses how diasporas have evolved and engaged in economic, social and cultural domains of their host and home countries across the globe. The volume is divided into six parts: Issues, Challenges and Development Experiences; Diaspora Finance and Economic Development; Knowledge Transfer and Diasporas; The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion; Gender and Diasporas; and Representation in Film, Theatre and Literature. It is truly a global representation of diasporic engagement. Its contributions come from experts in various disciplines across the globe, and the chapters cover socioeconomic, policy-related and cultural elements in countries as far apart as New Zealand and Zimbabwe. The contributors discuss major issues related to local communities' engagement with the diaspora and diaspora--home relations in Africa, West Asia, South and South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, China, and the USA, providing a panoramic view of diasporic flows in the twenty-first century. The interdisciplinary thrust of the volume, together with its global focus, makes this volume useful to researchers, academics and experts from the social sciences, population sciences and development studies, as also to analysts and policymakers across the world.

Table of contents:
1.Introduction: Diasporas in the New Global Age /​ B.K. Pattanaik
2.Diaspora-Centred Development: Current Practice, Critical Commentaries, and Research Priorities /​ Rob Kitchin
3.The Link with a Home Country: A Comparative Analysis of Host Country Environments for Diaspora Engagement /​ Jean-Claude Bolay
4.Diasporas and Divergent Development in Kerala and Punjab: Querying the Migration-Development Discourse /​ Margaret Walton-Roberts
5.Africa's Money in Africa: Human and Physical Capital Dimensions /​ Rapuluchukwu Uchenna Efobi
6.Diaspora Bonds and Caribbean Economic Development: Tapping into an Innovative Financing Mechanism /​ Prakash Ramlakhan
7.The African Brain Drain: Causes, Costs, and Consequences /​ Brij Maharaj
8.Diaspora, Brain Circulation and Indian Development: Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand /​ Wardlow Friesen
9.Rethinking Development Through Dynamics of Skilled Human Migration from India /​ Leena Singh
Contents note continued: 10.Knowledge Diasporas: Narratives of Transnational Migration and Higher Education /​ Maria Sian Chavan
11.Reverse Brain Drain: New Strategies by Developed and Developing Countries /​ Anjali Sahay
12.The Diaspora as Carrier to the Home Country of `Soft Knowledge' for Development: Evidence from Highly Skilled Filipino Migrants in New Zealand and Australia /​ Sheila Siar
13.Tapping Talents in India Through the Diaspora Network: Opportunities and Challenges /​ Falendra Kumar Sudan
14.Muslim Diaspora and European Identity: The Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion /​ Branislav Radeljic
15.Diaspora, Cultural Disintegration and Underdevelopment: The Case of Zimbabwe, 2001
2011 /​ Francis Matambirofa
16.Integration and `Limited Acculturation' of Tibetans at Shimla: Experience and Perceptions of a Diaspora /​ Renuka Thapliyal
17.The Dark Side of `Diasporas' in Africa's Great Lakes Region /​ Sabastiano Rwengabo
Contents note continued: 18.Laws Protecting the Rights and Interests of Returned Overseas Chinese and Their Relatives: Their Relevance and Adaptation /​ Guofu Liu
19.Diaspora in Mauritius: A Recipe for Contested Development /​ Honita Cowaloosur
20.Role Mobility and Transnational Marriage: Immigrant Women in Taiwan /​ Jung-Tsung Yang
21.Return and Retirement Funds for Indian Migrant Working Women in ECR Countries /​ Kavim V. Bhatnagar
22.The Empire Writes from Within: The Kali Theatre Company, a Case Study /​ Alice Shantala Colombo.
(http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9788132210467)

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