Prof. Andrew Rosser1, Prof. Brenda Yeoh2, A/Prof. Yan Tan3, Dr. Xuchun Liu3
1University Of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, 3University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Chair: Professor Andrew Rosser
In recent decades, transnationalism—an approach that focuses on the linkages connecting people and institutions across national boundaries—has emerged as a major, and perhaps the dominant, analytical approach to understanding the migration-development nexus. It has spawned a huge body of work on the nature of transnational linkages—their types, characteristics, functions, and levels of intensity—and their impact on development outcomes in origin and destination countries, especially financial, trade and investment flows and the welfare of migrants and their families. This panel applies, debates and rethinks transnational ideas in the context of empirical material related to Asian countries and their diasporas.