Remittances and Financial Inclusion: Contested Geographies of Marketisation in Senegal and Ghana

Vincent Guermond

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This book provides a comprehensive investigation of the messy and contested relationship between processes of market making, operations of global and micro-finance, and practices of remittance sending and receiving in developing countries. The book critically explores a global migration-development agenda that aims to harness remittances for development by incorporating remittance flows and households into global financial circuits. The book develops a multidisciplinary perspective and combines insights from economic, development and financial geography, international political economy and economic anthropology. It sets out a geographies of remittance marketisation approach, which allows for an exploration of the grounded ways in which remittance markets are constructed, the extent to which remittance flows and households can be (re)configured and incorporated into global finance, and why such processes are always fragile, contested and in need of constant renegotiations. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork research, the book provides an in-depth critical interrogation of the policies and initiatives that underpin remittance marketisation in Senegal and Ghana. This volume will be especially useful to those researching and working in the areas of contemporary geographies of finance and market making, migration and remittances, and critical development studies. It should also prove of interest to policy makers, practitioners, and activists concerned with the relation between migration, remittances and finance in developing countries and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusIn preparation - 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

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