DIASPORA NETWORKS IN THE CONFLUENCE OF DIRTY MONEY AND DEVELOPMENTAL ASSISTANCE: THE TRANSNATIONAL SOMALI REMITTANCE INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER SCRUTINY: UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSNATIONAL SOMALI REMITTANCE ECONOMY

Yaqub Abdirahman & Thomas Kyle Cometta

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt

Abstrakt

This paper seeks to explain how the re-conceptualization of the Somali Remittance Infrastructure could be beneficial to both the respective host-states of the Somali Transnational Diaspora and Somalia, regarding not only mutual economic benefit but also global security concerns. In order to do so, the paper seeks to illustrate the paradoxes implicated in the heavy-handed regulations by the Western regulatory regime(s) of practices. The paper also illustrates how the interpersonal geometries implicated within the remittance practice cannot be reduced to mere techno-reductionist issues.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider35
VejledereSilas Harrebye

Emneord

  • Somali Remittance Infrastructure
  • Securitization
  • Stigmatization
  • Remittances
  • Social embeddedness
  • Hybridization
  • Banking
  • MTO
  • Cultural citizenship
  • Diaspora economy
  • Post-9/11
  • Residual cognizance
  • Trust-deficit
  • Penalization
  • Formality
  • Informality