Globalization and Transnational Migrations

Globalization and Transnational Migrations

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The past three decades have proved extremely challenging for Africa and its peoples, both at home and in the Diaspora. Coincidentally, these were also the decades that globalization reached maturity and that the world became more interconnected and interdependent. The paradox of globalization for Africa has included increase in marginalization, poverty, inequality, migration and instability. This book highlights global asymmetries by interfacing the notion of a€œone worlda€ or a€œflat worlda€ with the challenges thrown up by transnational migration, brain drain, citizenship, identity, multiculturalism, religion and ethnicity. It presents researches and discourses on globalization across disciplines and across regions, and fosters ongoing inquiry into important assumptions, beliefs and perspectives about the implications of globalization for Africa and Africans. It covers major areas of concerna€”movement of refugees, xenophobia, transition from economic migration to citizenship, challenges of integration, and conflict of identity. The authors investigate the experiences of Africans in various economic sectors and geographical locations, and the trends in hegemony, inequality, cultural changes and the dynamics of social movements and struggles. Through illuminating narratives and copious explanations, this book assists readers to make sense of globalization and the position of Africa and Africans in it.To successfully combat trafficking and human smuggling, there is every need for all hands to be on deck. For instance, there is ... Policy Paper, 14 (2), E. Paris. International ... Interview: Controller in charge of Seme Border, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), June 7, 2007, on NTA-NAPTIP programme. Interview: Mrs. Ekianbsp;...

Title:Globalization and Transnational Migrations
Author: Akanmu G. Adebayo, Olutayo C. Adesina
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-03-26

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