International Development Planning Review

Introduction: mobility, migration and development

International Development Planning Review (2010), 32, (3-4), 0

Abstract

The movement of people and the associated flows of tangible and intangible resources have attracted increasing attention from policy-makers and practitioners, as well as researchers, seeking to understand the processes involved and the potential of such movements for enhancing debates around mobility which includes not just migration, but other forms of movement such as commuting and journeys to school. This paper considers key dimensions of the perceived relationships between mobility and development, highlighting how mobility can be both a route to challenge social exclusion and poverty as well as a mechanism for reinforcing such disadvantage. The paper also provides an overview of the key themes addressed in the eight papers making up this special issue on mobility and migration.

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WORLD BANK (2009), World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography, Washington, DC, World Bank. Google Scholar

WRIGHT, K. (2010), '"It's a limited kind of happiness": barriers to achieving human wellbeing through international migration', Bulletin of Latin American Research, 29, 367–83. "It's a limited kind of happiness": barriers to achieving human wellbeing through international migration Bulletin of Latin American Research 29 367 83 Google Scholar

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BEARD, V. A. and SARMIENTO, C. S. (2010), 'Ties that bind: Transnational community-based planning in Southern California and Oaxaca', International Development Planning Review, 32, 207–24. Ties that bind: Transnational community-based planning in Southern California and Oaxaca International Development Planning Review 32 207 24 Google Scholar

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CASTLES, S. and MILLER, M. J. (2009), The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World, 4th edition, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World Google Scholar

CHANT, S. (ed.) (1992), Gender and Migration in Developing Countries, London, Belhaven Press. Gender and Migration in Developing Countries Google Scholar

CRESSWELL, T. (2006), On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World, London, Routledge. On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World Google Scholar

DE HAAS, H. (2005), 'International migration, remittances and development: myths and facts', Third World Quarterly, 26, 1269–284. International migration, remittances and development: myths and facts Third World Quarterly 26 1269 284 Google Scholar

DE HAAS, H. (2006), 'Migration, remittances and regional development in Morocco', Geoforum, 37, 565–80. Migration, remittances and regional development in Morocco Geoforum 37 565 80 Google Scholar

FRAYNE, B. (2010), 'Pathways of food: mobility and food transfers in Southern African cities', International Development Planning Review, 32, 291–310. Pathways of food: mobility and food transfers in Southern African cities International Development Planning Review 32 291 310 Google Scholar

GOUGH, I. and MCGREGOR, J. A. (2007), Wellbeing in Developing Countries: From Theory to Research, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Wellbeing in Developing Countries: From Theory to Research Google Scholar

HIRSCHMAN, A. (1958), The Strategy of Economic Development, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press. The Strategy of Economic Development Google Scholar

LEINBACH, T. R. (1989), 'The transmigration programme in Indonesian national development strategy: current status and future requirements', Habitat International, 13, 81–93. The transmigration programme in Indonesian national development strategy: current status and future requirements Habitat International 13 81 93 Google Scholar

LEVITT, P. (1998) 'Social remittances: migration driven local-level forms of cultural diffusion', International Migration Review, 32, 926–48. Social remittances: migration driven local-level forms of cultural diffusion International Migration Review 32 926 48 Google Scholar

LEWIS, W. A. (1964), 'Economic development with unlimited supplies of labour', in A. N. Agarwala and S. P. Singh (eds), The Economics of Underdevelopment, London, Oxford University Press, 400–49. 'Economic development with unlimited supplies of labour' The Economics of Underdevelopment 400 49 Google Scholar

LIND, B. and AGERGAARD, J. (2010), 'How students fare: Mobility and schooling in Nepal's Hill Region', International Development Planning Review, 32, 311–31. How students fare: Mobility and schooling in Nepal's Hill Region International Development Planning Review 32 311 31 Google Scholar

LIPTON, M. (1977), Why Poor People Stay Poor: Urban Bias in World Development, London, Temple Smith. Why Poor People Stay Poor: Urban Bias in World Development Google Scholar

MERCER, C., PAGE, B. and EVANS, M. (2008), Development and the African Diaspora, London, Zed Books. Development and the African Diaspora Google Scholar

MOSER, C. (2009), Ordinary Families, Extraordinary Lives: Assets and Poverty Reduction in Guayaquil, 1978–2004, Washington, DC, Brookings Institute. Ordinary Families, Extraordinary Lives: Assets and Poverty Reduction in Guayaquil, 1978–2004 Google Scholar

MUANAMOHA, R. C., MAHARAJ, B. and PRESTON-WHYTE, E. (2010), 'Social networks and undocumented Mozambican migration to South Africa', Geoforum, 41, 885–96. Social networks and undocumented Mozambican migration to South Africa Geoforum 41 885 96 Google Scholar

NAKAMURO, M. (2010) 'School attendance and migrant remittances in transition economies: the case of Albania and Tajikistan', International Development Planning Review, 32, 333–61. School attendance and migrant remittances in transition economies: the case of Albania and Tajikistan International Development Planning Review 32 333 61 Google Scholar

NIJENHUIS, G. and BROEKHUIS, A. (2010), 'Institutionalising transnational migrants' activities: the impact of co-development programmes', International Development Planning Review, 32, 245–65. Institutionalising transnational migrants' activities: the impact of co-development programmes International Development Planning Review 32 245 65 Google Scholar

PARREÑAS, R. (2005), Children of Global Migration: Transnational Families and Gendered Woes, Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press. Children of Global Migration: Transnational Families and Gendered Woes Google Scholar

PORTER, G., HAMPSHIRE, K., ABANE, A., ROBSON, E., MUNTHALI, A., MASHIRI, M. and TANLE, A. (2010), 'Moving young lives: mobility, immobility and inter-generational tensions in urban Africa', Geoforum, 41, 764–804. Moving young lives: mobility, immobility and inter-generational tensions in urban Africa Geoforum 41 764 804 Google Scholar

PRIBILSKY, J. (2007), La Chulla Vida: Gender, Migration and the Family in Andean Ecuador and New York City, Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press. La Chulla Vida: Gender, Migration and the Family in Andean Ecuador and New York City Google Scholar

RYE, S. A. (2007), 'Flexibility, technology and the daily practices of distance students living beyond the digital mainstream', Geoforum, 38, 1028–39. Flexibility, technology and the daily practices of distance students living beyond the digital mainstream Geoforum 38 1028 39 Google Scholar

SAMERS, M. (2009), Migration, London, Routledge. Migration Google Scholar

SEN, A. (1999), Development as Freedom, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Development as Freedom Google Scholar

SHELLER, M. and URRY, J. (2006), 'The new mobilities paradigm', Environment and planning A, 38, 207–26. The new mobilities paradigm Environment and planning A 38 207 26 Google Scholar

SILVEY, R. (2006), 'Geographies of gender and migration: spatializing social difference', International Migration Review, 40, 64–81. Geographies of gender and migration: spatializing social difference International Migration Review 40 64 81 Google Scholar

SKELDON, R. (2010), 'The current global economic crisis and migration: policies and practice in origin and destination', Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty Working Paper T-32, Brighton, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty. Google Scholar

SPEAK, S. (2010), 'Point of no return: exploring the issues which trap migrants in a state of homelessness in the city', International Development Planning Review, 32, 225–43. Point of no return: exploring the issues which trap migrants in a state of homelessness in the city International Development Planning Review 32 225 43 Google Scholar

STEEL, G. and ZOOMERS, A. (2009), 'Social mobility in the Central Andes of Peru and Bolivia: towards a more dynamic and multi-local vision of poverty alleviation', International Development Planning Review, 31, 377–96. Social mobility in the Central Andes of Peru and Bolivia: towards a more dynamic and multi-local vision of poverty alleviation International Development Planning Review 31 377 96 Google Scholar

THIEME, S. (2008), 'Sustaining livelihoods in multi-local settings: possible theoretical linkages between transnational migration and livelihood studies', Mobilities, 3, 51–71. Sustaining livelihoods in multi-local settings: possible theoretical linkages between transnational migration and livelihood studies Mobilities 3 51 71 Google Scholar

TOYOTA, M. (2006), 'Ageing and transnational householding: Japanese retirees in Southeast Asia', International Development Planning Review, 28, 515–31. Ageing and transnational householding: Japanese retirees in Southeast Asia International Development Planning Review 28 515 31 Google Scholar

UNDP (UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME) (2009), Human Development Report 2009: Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. Google Scholar

UNWIN, T. (ed.) (2009), ICT4D: Information and Communication Technology for Development, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. ICT4D: Information and Communication Technology for Development Google Scholar

URETA, S. (2008), 'To move or not to move? Social exclusion, accessibility and daily mobility among the low-income population in Santiago, Chile', Mobilities, 3, 269–89. To move or not to move? Social exclusion, accessibility and daily mobility among the low-income population in Santiago, Chile Mobilities 3 269 89 Google Scholar

UTENG, T. P. and CRESSWELL, T. (eds) (2008), Gendered Mobilities, Aldershot, Ashgate. Gendered Mobilities Google Scholar

WILLS, J., DATTA, K., WVANS, Y., HERBERT, J., MAY, J. and MCILWAINE, C. (2010), Global Cities at Work: New Migrant Divisions of Labour, London, Pluto Press. Global Cities at Work: New Migrant Divisions of Labour Google Scholar

WILLIS, K. and YEOH, B. S. A. (eds) (2000), Gender and Migration, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar. Gender and Migration Google Scholar

WORLD BANK (2009), World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography, Washington, DC, World Bank. Google Scholar

WRIGHT, K. (2010), '"It's a limited kind of happiness": barriers to achieving human wellbeing through international migration', Bulletin of Latin American Research, 29, 367–83. "It's a limited kind of happiness": barriers to achieving human wellbeing through international migration Bulletin of Latin American Research 29 367 83 Google Scholar

ZHAO, P. and HOWDEN-CHAPMAN, P. (2010), 'Social inequalities in mobility: the impact of the hukou system on migrants' job accessibility and commuting costs in Beijing', International Development Planning Review, 32, 363–84. Social inequalities in mobility: the impact of the hukou system on migrants' job accessibility and commuting costs in Beijing International Development Planning Review 32 363 84 Google Scholar

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