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Transnationalisation and Development(s): Towards a North-South Perspective

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  • Thomas Faist

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Public debates and research on the two-way relationship between migration and development has increased considerably over the past years. I argue that the current debates around the migration and development nexus should be approached from a transnational angle that is, looking at the emergence of a new transnational agent in development discourse – intermittently called “migrants”, “diaspora”, or “transnational community”. National states, local governments, inter- and supranational organisations and development agencies seek to co-opt and establish ties to mobile agents who are engaged in sustained and continuous crossborder relationships on a personal, collective and organisational level. Also, and this is crucial for any kind of scientific endeavour, the emergence of this new type of development agent can be tackled by a decidedly transnational methodology.

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  • Thomas Faist, 2007. "Transnationalisation and Development(s): Towards a North-South Perspective," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 4(2), pages 183-199, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:4:y:2007:i:2:p:183-199
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