ISBN 9789994455768
Pages 274
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Published 2014
Publisher OSSREA, Ethiopia
Format Paperback

International Migration and Development in Eastern and Southern Africa

edited by Assefaw Bariagaber

The impact of international migration, both South-South as well as South-North, on the economic, social and political life of the people in Eastern and Southern Africa [was] not well documented and studied,- and 'the evidence-base for policy on migration and development [was] very weak.' With this in mind, OSSREA's invitation to conduct a study on international migration in Africa had the following objectives: To analyze the nature and type of South-South migration, focusing on issues, such as brain gain and/or brain drain, remittance flows, technical know-how transfers, violations of the right of African migrants and gender dimensions of migration; To investigate the dynamics of migration from Eastern and Southern Africa to the Arab Gulf States as well as to developed countries, focusing on the skills of migrants, brain gain and/or drain, remittance flows, technical know-how transfers, violations of the rights of African migrants and gender dimension of migrants; and to assess the successes, impediments and challenges of African international migrants from Eastern and Southern Africa and to formulate policy recommendations to maximize the gains and minimize the costs associated with international migration in Africa.

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About the Editor

Assefaw Bariagaber

Assefaw Bariagaber is Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. He is the author of Conflict and the Refugee Experience: Flight, Exile and Repatriation in the Horn of Africa (Ashgate 2006), and has published numerous articles on conflicts, refugee formations, and United Nations peace operations in Africa in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Modern African Studies, Africa Today, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Black Studies, and International Migration. He has also served as consultant to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Council for Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (through Writenet/Refworld). He is Past-President of the Association of Third World Studies (2010–2011), and the founding Chair, Department of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University during 2007–2013.

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