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Handbook of Translocal Development and Global Mobilities

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Handbook of Translocal Development and Global Mobilities

9781788117418 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Annelies Zoomers, Professor of International Development Studies and Maggi Leung, Kei Otsuki and Guus Van Westen, Associate Professors, Department of Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Publication Date: June 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78811 741 8 Extent: c 512 pp
This timely Handbook demonstrates that global linkages, flows and circulations merit a more central place in theorization about development. Calling for a mobilities turn, it challenges the sedentarist assumptions which still underlie much policy making and planning for the future.

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This timely Handbook demonstrates that global linkages, flows and circulations merit a more central place in theorization about development. Calling for a mobilities turn, it challenges the sedentarist assumptions which still underlie much policy making and planning for the future.
 
Expert contributors analyse development from a mobilities perspective, exploring how globalization connects distant people and places, so that what happens in one place has direct bearing on another. Chapters provide an overview of the global trends related to the flows of people and capital over the past decade, and offer insights into the consequences of developmental practices and policies that unfold on the ground. Drawing on specific case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, this Handbook considers how, in many localities, livelihood opportunities are ever more shaped by positionality, and the ways in which people are attached to and participate in translocal and transnational networks.
 
Providing a bottom-up analysis of the implications of globalization for translocal development, this Handbook will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of development studies, human geography, and sustainability and environmental science. Its use of global case studies will also be useful for practitioners and policy makers who desire a better understanding of the developmental impact of policies and investments.
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‘Combining new empirical research with novel conceptualizations, the Handbook of Translocal Development and Global Mobilities explores the complex and changing ways in which global flows are restructuring livelihood possibilities. While recognizing the potential for peoples’ agency, the authors draw attention to the increasing constraints on local development, and thus the challenges that new capital and human flows present for securing inclusion and sustainability. This book is a sympathetic but serious challenge to livelihoods research, as well as to arguments that global value chains offer pathways to human development.’
– Anthony Bebbington, Clark University, US
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Contributors include: A. Alonso Frajedas, W. Beekman, J. Bélair, I. Boas, C. de Bont, M. de Theije, C. Huggins, T. Jacob, J. Liebrand, M. Leung, K. Otsuki, J. Schapendonk, M. Shannon, S. Soeters, M. Spierenburg, C. Sosa, G. Steel, F. van Noorloos, G. van Westen, G.J. Veldwisch, R. Weesie, N. Winters, A. Zoomers

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