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dc.contributor.authorRodima-Taylor, Daivien_US
dc.contributor.authorGrimes, William W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-29T19:51:39Z
dc.date.available2020-01-29T19:51:39Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-03
dc.identifier.citationDaivi Rodima-Taylor, William W Grimes. 2019. "International remittance rails as infrastructures: embeddedness, innovation and financial access in developing economies." Review of International Political Economy, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp. 839 - 862. https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2019.1607766
dc.identifier.issn0969-2290
dc.identifier.issn1466-4526
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39202
dc.description.abstractRemittances to developing economies constitute one of their most important and consistent forms of capital inflow, but have long been limited by costs and risks associated with trans-border payments. New digital platforms lower these, with significant implications for financial inclusion and economic development. Constituting an important element of developing countries’ engagement with international finance, remittances engender new opportunities for empowerment and vulnerability. This article analyzes recent developments in international remittances to developing countries through the lens of infrastructure. The infrastructural perspective reveals important junction points between diverse money transfer pathways and institutions, depicting their spatial configuration and relationality as well as their potential to affect power differentials, and allowing for a socially embedded view of digital disruption. Drawing on examples in Africa and Asia, we show that the new generation of remittance infrastructures are best understood as assemblages of multiple elements, conjoining monopolistic trunks that depend on local innovations to traverse the ‘last mile’ to reach end-users. The vibrancy and indispensability of local networks and innovation, along with competition among core platforms, allow for significant agency and economic opportunity even among communities beset by poverty.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 839 - 862en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofReview of International Political Economy
dc.subjectInfrastructureen_US
dc.subjectRemittancesen_US
dc.subjectMobile moneyen_US
dc.subjectAssemblageen_US
dc.subjectDigital paymentsen_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.subjectApplied economicsen_US
dc.subjectPolicy and administrationen_US
dc.subjectPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subjectInternational relationsen_US
dc.titleInternational remittance rails as infrastructures: embeddedness, innovation and financial access in developing economiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09692290.2019.1607766
dc.description.embargo2021-03-03
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studiesen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.date.online2019-05-27
dc.identifier.mycv476554


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