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African brain circulation [electronic resource] : beyond the drain-gain debate / edited by Rubin Patterson.

Contributor(s): Patterson, Rubin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: International studies in sociology and social anthropology: v. 105.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (vii, 186 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047420910 (electronic bk.); 9047420918 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Brain drain -- Africa | Professional employees | Labor supply -- Africa | Occupational mobility | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | Exode des cerveaux -- Afrique | Intellectuels africains -- �A l'�etranger | Mobilit�e professionnelle -- Afrique | Afrique -- �Emigration et immigration | Braindrain | Migration | Globalisierung | AfrikaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African brain circulation.DDC classification: 331.12/791096 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pan-African brain circulation / Cynthia Lucas Hewitt -- Diaspora remittances and the financing of basic social services and infrastructure in francophone Africa south of the Sahara / Fondo Sikod and G�erard Tchouassi -- Globalization, migration, and the challenges of development in Africa / John Akokpari -- On the brain drain of Africans to America : some methodological observations / F. Nii-Amoo Dodoo, Baffour K. Takyi and Jesse R. Mann -- Cyberorganizing United States constituencies for Africa / Jill M. Humphries -- Biodiversity management : a current trace of the African diaspora / Paulo Moreno-Zapata -- Building the new African eco-industrial economy : circulating brains and recycling materials / Rubin Patterson -- Brain drain and its impact on Ethiopia's higher learning institutions : medical establishments and the military academies between 1970s and 2000 / Solomon A. Getahun.
Summary: States that an important dilemma concerns citizens who either depart from their homeland to enhance their life chances in a rich society - but possibly contribute to a brain drain for their homeland - or stay home - but possibly contribute to a brain waste since conditions at home do not allow to contribute commensurately with their capability.
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Pan-African brain circulation / Cynthia Lucas Hewitt -- Diaspora remittances and the financing of basic social services and infrastructure in francophone Africa south of the Sahara / Fondo Sikod and G�erard Tchouassi -- Globalization, migration, and the challenges of development in Africa / John Akokpari -- On the brain drain of Africans to America : some methodological observations / F. Nii-Amoo Dodoo, Baffour K. Takyi and Jesse R. Mann -- Cyberorganizing United States constituencies for Africa / Jill M. Humphries -- Biodiversity management : a current trace of the African diaspora / Paulo Moreno-Zapata -- Building the new African eco-industrial economy : circulating brains and recycling materials / Rubin Patterson -- Brain drain and its impact on Ethiopia's higher learning institutions : medical establishments and the military academies between 1970s and 2000 / Solomon A. Getahun.

States that an important dilemma concerns citizens who either depart from their homeland to enhance their life chances in a rich society - but possibly contribute to a brain drain for their homeland - or stay home - but possibly contribute to a brain waste since conditions at home do not allow to contribute commensurately with their capability.

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