Migration, development and the articulation of modes of production

Alexandre Abreu


Largely due to the exponential growth of worldwide migrant remittance
flows from the 1990s onwards, the so-called ‘migration-development nexus’,
or the issue of the impacts of (international) migration upon the
development of the migrants’ territories of origin, has been the object of
much renewed attention over the last few years. The latest wave of research
and advocacy has largely been an enthusiastic one, but the topic has
traditionally been characterised by a controversy that refuses to go away –
otherwise known as “the unsettled relationship”

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