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Finance, technology & displacement: towards a research agenda

Martin, L; Harker, C; (2020) Finance, technology & displacement: towards a research agenda. (IGP Working Paper Series ). UCL Institute for Global Prosperity: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper asks how people finance life when displaced, as a precursor to building pathways to more inclusive and sustainable prosperity on the move. The approach taken seeks to examine both lived experiences of displacement and the actors, institutions and technologies shaping those lives. The paper selectively reviews existing literatures to explore two key foci: (1) the role that various technologies play in financing movement and (2) the obligatory relationships through which people make life on the move. The argument is structured around a series of problemsolution dyads through which finance and technology are presumed to solve displacement’s problems: Governing displacement through outsourcing and offshoring; Governing the movement of money through legislation and data mining; Managing displaced people through financialization and techno-humanitarianism; Capitalizing (on) mobility networks through remittances and mobile money. The paper then examines potential methods for exploring these topics, before concluding with a set of key questions for future research.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Finance, technology & displacement: towards a research agenda
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/000.wp.10103656
Publisher version: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/igp/research/public...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10103656
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