Return Migration to Afghanistan: Moving Back or Moving by Marieke van Houte

By Marieke van Houte

This e-book overcomes the dichotomies, generalizations and empirical shortcomings that encompass the certainty of go back migration in the migration–development–peace-building nexus. utilizing the idea that of multidimensional embeddedness, it offers an encompassing view of returnees’ id with and participation in a single or a number of areas of belonging. It introduces Afghan go back migration from Europe as a proper case learn, because the country’s protracted historical past of clash and migration indicates how the globally altering political discourses of modern many years have formed migration innovations. The author’s findings spotlight the truth that coverage is responding inadequately to advanced problems with migration, clash, improvement and go back, because the expectancies on which it really is established in simple terms account for a small minority of returnees. This thought-provoking e-book will attract students of migration and refugee reports, in addition to a much wider viewers of sociologists, anthropologists, demographers and coverage makers.

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Chapter 6 builds on the insights of the previous chapters to interrogate the expectation in the political and academic debate that return migrants can be agents of change for development and peace-building in their country of origin. The chapter explores four ways in which returnees relate to the conflict: physically, institutionally, psychologically and with regard to the future. It finds that the only returnees who could potentially live up to any of the expectations raised in the debate on the linkages between migration, development and peace-building are voluntary returnees.

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