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Social Remittances Revisited

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Social Remittances Revisited

In this article, the concept of social remittances is revisted. First, the authors show how people's experiences before migrating strongly influence what they do in the countries where they settle; this, in turn, affects what they remit back to their homelands. Second, just as scholars differentiate between individual and collective economic remittances, the authors also distinguish between individual and collective social remittances. While individuals communicate ideas and practices to each other in their roles as friends, family members or neighbours, they also communicate in their capacity as organisational actors, which has implications for organisational management and capacity-building. Finally, the authors argue that social remittances can scale up from local-level impacts to affect regional and national change and scale out to affect other domains of practice.

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Date de publication
Type de ressource
Public cible
Academia
Auteur
Peggy Levitt
Deepak Lamba-Nieves
Langue
Échelle géographique
Produit d’un groupe de travail
No
Processus d’examen régional
Non
Objectifs Pacte mondial pour la migration
État
Publié

Social Remittances Revisited

In this article, the concept of social remittances is revisted. First, the authors show how people's experiences before migrating strongly influence what they do in the countries where they settle; this, in turn, affects what they remit back to their homelands. Second, just as scholars differentiate between individual and collective economic remittances, the authors also distinguish between individual and collective social remittances. While individuals communicate ideas and practices to each other in their roles as friends, family members or neighbours, they also communicate in their capacity as organisational actors, which has implications for organisational management and capacity-building. Finally, the authors argue that social remittances can scale up from local-level impacts to affect regional and national change and scale out to affect other domains of practice.

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*Toutes les références au Kosovo doivent être comprises dans le contexte de la résolution 1244 (1999) du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies.