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Khan book analyzes impact of remittances on international relations

July 8, 2020

Sabith KhanA new book co-authored by Sabith Khan ’11 MPA/IR provides a unique analysis of the impacts that remittances (e.g., money sent home by migrant workers) have on community development and relations between the nation-states. The book, Remittances and International Development: The Invisible Forces Shaping Community, will be published by Routledge later this month and is available for pre-order now. Khan’s co-author is Daisha Merritt is a faculty member (management and technology) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The book examines remittances in the two largest such corridors in the world: India-Saudi Arabia and Mexico-United States. Using theories of motives of giving, policy analysis, international development, and international relations, the authors describe how and why remittances occur and their impacts on both giver and recipient. Ultimately, it offers an understanding of how vital remittances are to economic development around the world.

Khan is a program director and assistant professor in the Master of Public Policy & Administration program at California Lutheran University. He is the author of Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions, published in 2017 by Edward Elgar Publishing. Khan is also working with other scholars to create a disciplinary network focused on remittances and migration, the International Organization for Remittances & Migration (IOREM). In addition to his Maxwell degree, Khan holds a PhD in planning, governance, and globalization from Virginia Tech.

For more about Khan’s book, see the publisher’s website and Khan's personal website. For information about IOREM, visit the network’s website.


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