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dc.contributor.authorLiava'a, Viliami Tupou Futunaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-26T15:06:15Z
dc.date.available2008-05-02T15:58:38Z
dc.date.issued2007en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationLiava’a, V. T. F. (2007). Transnational Tongans:The Profile and Re-integration of Return Migrants (Thesis, Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2500en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2500
dc.description.abstractThis study contributes to the 'unwritten chapter' in migration studies, namely transnational return migration, with specific reference to Tongan migrants who have voluntarily returned to live in Tonga. Return migration of transnational Tongans is not 'permanent' as their mobility pre and post-return is characterised by circulation or repeated return rather than staying at 'home'. In examining the circulation of transnational Tongans, two new forms of return migration are identified -- 'return for career advancement' and 'ancestral return'. These additions to a new typology of return migration represent better the contemporary mobility system of transnational Tongans and suggest a means for addressing 'brain drain' through strengthening the 'Tongan-ness' of the diaspora while simultaneously stimulating economic development in the Kingdom. Despite these positive dimensions of return, re-integration is a 'bumpy' process, and there needs to be a holistic migration strategy if greater numbers in the Tongan diaspora are to return and make their potential contribution to sustainable development in the Island Kingdom.en_NZ
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dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectvoluntary return migrationen_NZ
dc.subjecttransnational Tongansen_NZ
dc.subjectcircular migrationen_NZ
dc.subjectrepeated migrationen_NZ
dc.subjectre-integrationen_NZ
dc.subjectreturn for career advancementen_NZ
dc.subjectancestral returnen_NZ
dc.subjectbrain drainen_NZ
dc.subjectbrain gainen_NZ
dc.subjectmigrationen_NZ
dc.subjectTongaen_NZ
dc.titleTransnational Tongans:The Profile and Re-integration of Return Migrantsen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography, Tourism and Environmental Planningen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Sciences (MSocSc)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2007-07-26T15:06:15Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2008-05-02T15:58:38Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070726.150615en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:30:16Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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