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  • Conclusions

    Matt Bakker

    Chapter from the book: Bakker, M. 2015. Migrating into Financial Markets: How Remittances Became a Development Tool.


    This chapter summarizes the main findings of the previous chapters and draws out the broader implications of this study. It begins with a discussion of the paradox of neoliberal policymaking and the significant governmental work required to construct remittances as a market-based development tool. Then it moves on to discuss what the remittances-to-development agenda tells us about the content, rationale, and challenges of transnational engagement policies in the contemporary moment. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion about the possibilities for re-politicizing the field of migration and development, finding new ways to envision this relationship, and identifying the conditions that might, one day, truly make migration an option rather than a necessity.

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    Bakker, M. 2015. Conclusions. In: Bakker, M, Migrating into Financial Markets. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.5.f

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    Published on Sept. 30, 2015