Sabith Khan, Daisha Merritt
July 31, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages - 33 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138344419 - CAT# K394566
Series: Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations
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This is a first of its kind book which examines the remittances in the two largest corridors in the World: India-Saudi Arabia & Mexico-U.S.A.
This book aims to treat remittances as an act of social norm involving individuals, nation-states and diaspora communities. It treats remittances both as an act of individual obligation as well as a social fact that needs to be understood from the perspective of the actors, i.e., the givers and recipients. Using theories of motives of giving, policy analysis, international development and international relations, the authors offer a compelling narrative of how and why remittances occur and the impacts on both the giver and recipient. The authors - both scholars of philanthropy and remittances - bring their shared perspective and understanding of this crucial phenomenon and delve deep into examining its impacts on community development and the relations between the nation-states. This book offers a sophisticated understanding of how vital remittances are to the world we live in.
The book sheds light on this important social reality and will be of value to researchers, academics, and students interested in remittances, as well as to practitioners working in the international development sector, NGO actors, and policymakers.
1. Introduction : Purpose of the book. 2. Motivations to send and receive: Background. 3. Growth of Money Transfers : Theorizing technology, distance and money. 4. Remittances by the numbers : How much is sent and where. 5. Policy and remittances: Human needs and the shaping of practice with policy. 6. Discourse of remittances: How it shapes praxis in India, USA and Mexico. 7. Case study: India as a receiver. 8. Remittances and the Persian Gulf nations. 9. Remittances as subaltern giving: The case of Mexico. 10. Remittances as ‘soft power’? : Examining the power of money-flows between communities and nation-states. 11. Conclusion: Forces shaping the future