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Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading

Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.

Migration, Transnationalism and Development
Migration, transnationalism and development

This chapter deals with the main characteristics and features of the migration of people in contemporary times, and the consequences of migrants’ decisions for the source and destination societies and their economies. Both internal and international mobility is discussed and, in addition to discussing the main types of movement, the developmental consequences of migration are given specific attention.

First, migration in its many varied forms is detailed. As a primary factor of production, migrant labour must obviously be considered for its developmental impacts and consequences. Particular attention is then paid to a recent form of international movement conceptualized as transnationalism, because this flexible form of cross-border mobility is being practised more and more often in response to the globalizing ...

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