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Title Migration in a globalizing world : perspectives from Ghana / edited by Mariama Awumbila, Delali Badasu, Joseph Teye
Published Legon-Accra, Ghana : For the University of Ghana by Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Migration reader series
University of Ghana readers
Migration reader series
University of Ghana readers
Contents Introduction / Mariama Awumbila, Joseph Kofi Teye & Delali Margaret Badasu -- part 1. Migration patterns and trends in Africa and implications for migration policy. Dynamics of intra-regional migration in West Africa : implications for ECOWAS migration policy / Mariama Awumbila -- International migration and Africa's development / Stephen O. Kwankye & John K. Anarfi -- A historical perspective of migration from and to Ghana / John K Anarfi , Ofosu-Mensah & Emmanuel Ababio -- Legal and policy frameworks of migration in Ghana -- a critical review / Emmanuel Yaw Benneh -- Environmental change and migration in Africa / Joseph Kofi Teye -- part 2. Migration, return and social change in Ghana : a critical review. Migration and social change in Ghana / Akosua K. Darkwah & Delali Margaret Badasu -- Migration of health professionals in Ghana / Kwesi Asabir -- Return and reintegration of migrants to Ghana / Mary Boatema Setrana,Steve Tonah & Alex BAsiedu -- part 3. Migration, transnationalism and changing family and gender relations. Women on the move : an historical analysis of female migration in Ghana / Mariama Awumbila & Gertude Dzifah Torvikeh -- Transnational fosterage : the experiences of the second generation sent back home to Ghana by Ghanaian migrant parents in London / P.P.D. Asima -- Patriachal norms in reverse remittance behaviour among Ghanaian transnational couples / Geraldine Asiwome Adiku &Alhassan Anamzoya -- part 4. Conceptual and methodological issues in migration research. Changing conceptualisations of the effects of international migration on sending and receiving countries / Leander Kandije -- Migration research in the context of development planning and practice / Delali M. Badasu & Akosua Darkwah
Summary Migration has assumed growing significance in the global development agenda as its potential for economic and social development is increasingly acknowledged. Within the Africa context, perceptions of migration as a negative phenomenon have shifted to recognition of its central role to Africa's transformation. Despite this shift, emerging migration dynamics have not been adequately contextualized and conceptualized, making it difficult to integrate migration into development planning processes. This book attempts to fill the gaps in migration knowledge production, particularly from the perspectives of researchers in the global south and more specifically from Ghana. The chapters provide multi disciplinary perspectives in the contemporary migration landscape in Ghana and Africa. Rather than focus on migration as a problem to be solved, the chapters explore migration as an intrinsic part of the broader processes of structural change in Ghana, which could create opportunities for development if properly harnessed. This reader is an essential resource for migration and development researchers, students, policy makers, practitioners and others interested in the field of development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 17, 2018)
Subject Emigration and immigration.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration.
Africa -- Emigration and immigration
Ghana -- Emigration and immigration
Form Electronic book
Author Awumbila, Mariama, editor
Badasu, Delali Margaret, 1958- editor
Teye, Joseph, editor
ISBN 9789988882921 (electronic bk.)
9988882920 (electronic bk.)