The Security of Africans Beyond Borders: Migration, Remittances and London's Transnational Entrepreneurs
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International Affairs, Vol. 83, Issue 6, pp. 1171-1191, November 2007
This article provides an overview of selected aspects of how the economic security of growing numbers of Africans is linked to international migration. It first examines the emergence since 2005 of a new international policy discourse emphasizing the positive economic benefits of migration through remittance flows, the transfer of ideas and inward investment by migrants. The article outlines European policy responses to the recent upsurge in illegal Africa migration across the Mediterranean and examines the reaction of African governments and the Africa Union to increased migration and the enhanced dependence of African economies on remittance flows. The final section highlights the way in which the accelerated settlement of Africans in the UK prefigures longer term changes in the UK's relationship with Africa.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 11, 2007
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