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Migrating into Financial Markets : How Remittances Became a Development Tool (Paperback) (Matt Bakker)

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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’ new Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.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. 
A free ebook version of this title is available through the UC Press open access program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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 remittancesthe resources of some of the world?s least affluent peoplehave 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.

Number of Pages: 283
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Mexico
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Matt Bakker
Language: English
Street Date: September 29, 2015
TCIN: 46767740
UPC: 9780520285460
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8407

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