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Diasporas and Development
 
Barbara J. Merz, Lincoln C. Chen and Peter F. Geithner
Price : ₹ 625.00  
ISBN : 9788125035848
Language : English
Pages : 292
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2009
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Territorial Rights : Restricted
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About the Book

Diasporas and Development aims to deepen the understanding of the promise and pitfalls of diaspora engagement and how it may help to bridge the distances between societies in an unequal world. Just as trade, finance, information and technologies are moving rapidly across borders, so too have labour markets and transnational migrant communities. Migrants are sending large quantities of money back to their countries of origin in the form of philanthropy, remittances and commercial investments. They are also sharing knowledge and skills learned or honed abroad. Is greater global equity an inevitable consequence of diaspora engagement in their countries of origin, or can it actually aggravate inequity? Diasporas and Development examines the positive—and sometimes negative—impacts of diaspora engagement through examination of policies and philanthropic modalities as well as specific regional examples of diaspora activity.

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Barbara Merz directs the Philanthropy program at Harvard’s Global Equity Initiative and holds a research appointment at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

Lincoln Chen is the founding director of Harvard’s Global Initiative. He now serves as President of China’s Medical Board, an independent foundation that seeks to advance health in China and Asia through medical education and research.

Peter F. Geithner is an advisor to the Global Equity Initiative and the Ash Institute at Harvard University and serves as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and other nonprofit organizations.