Mauritania: Restrictions on the "Return Effects" of Intense and Diverse Migratory Movements
Abstract:This paper analyses the various circular migratory patterns in Mauritania. It sheds light on the geopolitical and social dimensions that govern and influence migratory movement, and demonstrates how political forces act both as a 'cause' and as a 'resource' shaping migration. The findings of the paper illustrate how the socio‐political context in Mauritania can enhance or hinder any kind of circularity.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2009-03-01