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  • 1.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Awkward engagement?: Development, return and entrepreneurship in Cape Verde2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Cape Verdean notions of migrant remittances2011In: Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, no 20, p. 139-159Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, African International Links.
    Making migrants responsible for development: Cape Verdean returnees and Northern migration policies2011In: Africa Spectrum, ISSN 0002-0397, E-ISSN 1868-6869, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 61-83Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, there has been a surge of “Northern” policy documents concerned with increasing the positive effects of international migration in countries of origin. This article contrasts some basic assumptions in policies on migration, return and development with an anthropological study of Cape Verdean returnees, and it reveals some important disparities between the returnees’ experiences and the ideas underpinning policy documents. The article analyses the role returnees’ savings and skills play in local change in Cape Verde, and in particular it looks into entrepreneurial activities. This is related to a discussion of the conditions that must be fulfilled in order to make it possible for return migrants to contribute to positive social change. In conclusion, the article shows that structural conditions have a fundamental impact on individual migrants’ abilities to support development, a perspective often left out of contemporary policies.

  • 4.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Making returnees responsible for development: "Northern" migration policies and the experiences of Cape Verdean return migrants2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Migrant remittances, social inequality and restrictive immigration regimes2011In: Nordic Africa Institute Policy Notes, ISSN 1654-6695, Vol. 1, p. 1-4Article, review/survey (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Multicultural ideology and transnational family ties among descendants of Cape Verdeans in Sweden2011In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 217-236Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Migration, mobility and transnational relations. Göteborgs universitet.
    Multi-sited accumulation of capital: Cape Verdean returnees and small-scale business2015In: Global Networks, ISSN 1470-2266, E-ISSN 1471-0374, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 112-129Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Människohandelns dubbla exploatering2010In: Tidskriften Arena, no 5Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Migration, mobility and transnational relations. Göteborgs universitet.
    Obstacles and openings: returnees and small-scale businesses in Cape Verde2015In: Africa's return migrants: the new developers? / [ed] Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz, London ; Uppsala: Zed Books ; Nordiska Afrikainstutet , 2015, p. 152-172Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Pengarna de skickar handlar om plikt och rättigheter2011In: Tvärsnitt (Vetenskapsrådet), Vol. 11, no 1, p. 22-25Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Relationer och remitteringar: Utbyte i transnationella kapverdeanska familjer2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Remittances and relationships: Exchange in Cape Verdean transnational families2011In: Ethnos, ISSN 0014-1844, E-ISSN 1469-588X, Vol. 76, no 3, p. 326-347Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Remittances and relationships: Exchange in Cape Verdean transnational families2011In: Ethnos, ISSN 0014-1844, E-ISSN 1469-588XArticle in journal (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Remittances and return in policy and practice2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Returning migrants and development: Contrasting policy and reality2011In: The rise of Africa: Miracle or mirage? (NAI Annual Report 2010), p. 10-13Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Carling, Jörgen
    Drotbohm, Heike
    Mobility, moralities and motherhood: Navigating the contingencies of Cape Verdean lives2012In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 38, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Migration, mobility and transnational relations. Göteborgs universitet.
    Eriksson Baaz, MariaThe Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. Göteborgs universitet.
    Africa's return migrants: the new developers?2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many African migrants residing abroad nurture a hope to one day return, at least temporarily, to their home country. In the wake of economic crises in the developed world, alongside rapid economic growth in parts of Africa, the impetus to 'return' is likely to increase. Such returnees are often portrayed as agents of development, bringing with them capital, knowledge and skills as well as connections and experience gained abroad. Yet, the reality is altogether more complex.

    In this much-needed volume, based on extensive original fieldwork, the authors reveal that there is all too often a gaping divide between abstract policy assumptions and migrants' actual practices. In contrast to the prevailing optimism of policies on migration and development, Africa's Return Migrants demonstrates that the capital obtained abroad is not always advantageous and that it can even hamper successful entrepreneurship and other forms of economic, political and social engagement.

  • 18.
    Åkesson, Lisa
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Migration, mobility and transnational relations. Göteborgs universitet.
    Eriksson Baaz, Maria
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. Göteborgs universitet.
    Introduction: [Africa's return migrants]2015In: Africa's return migrants: the new developers? / [ed] Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz, London ; Uppsala: Zed Books ; Nordiska Afrikainstutet , 2015, p. 1-22Chapter in book (Refereed)
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