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Migration and development

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a theoretical perspective
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This paper aims to put the debate on migration and development in a broader historical perspective of migration theory in particular and social theory in general. The scholarly debate on migration and development has tended to swing back and forth like a pendulum, from developmentalist optimism in the 1950s and 1960s, to structuralist and neo-Marxist pessimism and scepticism over the 1970s and 1980s, to more nuanced views influenced by the new economics of labour migration, “livelihood” ap...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Publisher:
International Migration Institute Publisher's website
Series:
IMI Working Papers
Publication date:
2008-01-01
URN:
uuid:4198bc01-fcf1-45dc-bb77-4c6e6e7361e4
Local pid:
ora:5435

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