Remittances and International Development: The Invisible Force Shaping Community

1st Edition

Sabith Khan, Daisha Merritt

Routledge
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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Summary

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.

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