Introduction: Overview of the Book
This chapter sets the context of diaspora direct investment (DDI) and establishes a preliminary identification of the actors. It provides a definition of the concepts of DDI and remittances as well as an overview of the African political economy within which the DDI takes place. The chapter poses the questions that are answered in the book, i.e. the question about the socio-economic and cultural rationale for DDI and its possible development impact. This introductory chapter also situates the main perspective of the book and summarises the remaining chapters in terms of their broad coverage and the linkage between them.
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