Migration and development in Latin America

The emergence of a southern perspective

Authored by: Raúl Delgado-Wise

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138794313
eBook ISBN: 9781315759302
Adobe ISBN: 9781317638773


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Reflections on migration and development in Latin America have a long history that goes back to the immediate post-World War II period. This particular reflection is stimulated by prolific intellectual production in the field of critical development studies that has taken place in the region. It refers to a unique body of thought, barely known in the Anglo-Saxon literature, that has contributed to opening the ‘box’ within which most of the discussion has been confined, and to foresee new analytical horizons for disentangling the complex linkages underlying the relationship between migration and development, from a contextualised critical standpoint.

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