This book provides an in-depth exploration of how transnational relationships of urban dwellers with (international) migrants influence economic activities in Accra, the capital of Ghana. These transnational relationships enable urban people to avoid - or else overcome - crises and help them establish or expand businesses. The same relationships also enable migrants to invest their savings in an urban economy in their country of origin, aiding their eventual return. The book argues that it is of crucial importance to take into account the role that local people - here those based in Accra - play in the activities of emigrants in their countries of origin. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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Year of publication: 2007
Series: African Studies Collection
Volume: 5
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978-90-5448-074-7
Auteur
Lothar Smith
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African Studies Centre
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