The Political Economy of Global Remittances -Gender, Governmentality and Neoliberalism
Author: Rahel Kunz
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203816714
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-81671-4
No of pages : 240
eBook Price : $130.00
Originally Published : Apr 23, 2012
Over the last decade, a new phenomenon has emerged within the international community: the Global Remittances Trend (GRT). Thereby, government institutions, international (financial) organisations, NGOs and private sector actors have become interested in migration and remittances and their potential for poverty reduction and development, and have started to devise institutions and policies to harness this potential.
This book employs a gender-sensitive governmentality analysis to trace the emergence of the GRT, to map its conceptual and institutional elements, and to examine its broader implications. Through an analysis of the GRT at the international level, combined with an in-depth case study on Mexico, this book demonstrates that the GRT is instrumental in spreading and deepening specific forms of gendered neoliberal governmentality.
This innovative book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, international relations, sociology, development studies, economics, gender studies and Latin American studies.