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Type: Journal article
Title: The new migration-and-development pessimism
Author: Gamlen, A.
Citation: Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, 2014; 38(4):581-597
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0309-1325
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Alan Gamlen
Abstract: Human geographers, and collaborators in cognate disciplines, have taken the lead in critiquing a wave of optimistic thinking about the relationship between migration and development that has emerged over the past two decades. This paper reviews and synthesizes recent human geographical and related critiques, arguing that they constitute a ‘new migration-and-development pessimism’, the main contentions of which are: (1) that the new optimism is not really new; (2) that it is partially driven by hidden political and economic agendas; and (3) that it is distorted by simplification and exaggeration.
Rights: © The Author(s) 2014
DOI: 10.1177/0309132513512544
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