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Caught between the ideology and realities of development: Transiting from the Horn of Africa to Europe

Campbell, John (2009) 'Caught between the ideology and realities of development: Transiting from the Horn of Africa to Europe.' The LSE Migration Study Group Working Paper 2009/01 (1). pp. 1-29.

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Abstract

While the teloi of development seeks to explicitly link an ideology of ‘market fundamentalism’to one of ‘rights-based development’, the reality of life for many in developing societies is characterized by growing inequality and despotic rule. In such situations many people leave in search of a better life or protection from persecution. This paper examines the hemorrhaging of people from Ethiopia and Eritrea and the obstacles they encounter as they cross international borders. It also examines the long term consequences which this population movement has for development in the Horn where, in the face of declining official aid flows, remittances from the Diaspora are likely to become increasingly important.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 1758499X
Depositing User: John Campbell
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2009 14:46
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/6373

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