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Diasporas, Development and Governance

  • Abel Chikanda
  • Jonathan Crush
  • Margaret Walton-Roberts

Part of the Global Migration Issues book series (IOMS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Abel Chikanda, Jonathan Crush, Margaret Walton-Roberts
    Pages 1-18
  3. Indianna D. Minto-Coy
    Pages 121-139
  4. Jean-Baptiste Meyer, Fan Wang Miao, Yue Zhao
    Pages 205-220
  5. Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda, Godfrey Tawodzera
    Pages 221-238
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-275

About this book


Drawing on examples from the global North and South, this book examines the relationship between migration, development and diaspora engagement from a governance perspective.   It explores the ways that governments interact with their own extra-national diasporic populations in order to boost economic development, build global trading and investment networks, and increase their political leverage overseas. Inside, readers will find fifteen essays which highlight such issues as diaspora engagement by governments at different scales, the divisions that often exist within diaspora groups, diaspora transnationalism and return migration, diaspora knowledge networks and higher education capacity building, and the  neglected issues of South-South migration and diasporas as well as North-South migration and diasporas. The book presents empirical case studies from various geographical contexts including Australia, Canada, the Philippines, India, the Caribbean, Zimbabwe, and the United States.  Overall, this book presents fresh insights into how and why migrant-sending countries are increasingly turning to the diaspora option to attempt to benefit from the transfer of knowledge, skills and financial and social capital.  It provides policy makers, researchers, and students with new perspectives on governance and the means by which states are attempting to utilize their diaspora resources.


Boost economic development Diasporas in development Extra-national diasporic populations Global South and North Governance of diasporas Transnational migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Abel Chikanda
    • 1
  • Jonathan Crush
    • 2
  • Margaret Walton-Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography and African & African American StudiesUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Balsilie School of Intern AffairsWaterlooCanada
  3. 3.Balsilie School of Intern AffairsWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diasporas, Development and Governance
  • Editors Abel Chikanda
    Jonathan Crush
    Margaret Walton-Roberts
  • Series Title Global Migration Issues
  • Series Abbreviated Title Global Migration Issues
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-22164-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79381-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-22165-6
  • Series ISSN 2213-2511
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-252X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 275
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Population Economics
    Human Geography
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