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Migrating into financial markets : how remittances became a development tool / Matt Bakker.

Author:
Bakker, Matt, 1971- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2015, , ©2015]
Description:
1 online resource (x, 283 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Summary note:
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-254) and index.
Source of description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Luminos, viewed October 29, 2015).
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 0520960939 (electronic bk.)
  • 9780520960930 (electronic bk.)
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