Dennis Conway

Dennis Conway
Indiana University Bloomington | IUB · Department of Geography

Phd, Geography: University of Texas at Austin

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The Caribbean tourism industry owes much of its success to beneficial geographical site and situation factors. Yet these geographical advantages have also contributed to the mass tourism-related pressures of economic dependency, social division and environmental degradation. We argue geographically marginal locales in the Caribbean have the potenti...
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Long-held traditions of international mobility, emigration, and temporary circulation, and of family-centered networks, together forge intra-regional and extra-regional systems of social exchanges, transfers and support structures that directly and indirectly influence the development of the Caribbean region. Today’s mobilized diasporas exhibit mul...
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The authors of this chapter provide an in-depth analysis of family influences, ties and obligations, in respect of older people's motivation to return to the Caribbean from the United States of America and Europe. This chapter develops a conceptual framework so that the behavioural dynamics of retirement return migration are explained more complete...
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Introduction In this chapter we widen the scope of research enquiry into Caribbean return migration in later life and empirically examine the case of Caribbean pre-retirement and retirement return migration so that the behavioural dynamics of retirement return migration are explained more completely, if contingently. The migrant's flexibility of op...
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Port of Spain, Trinidad offers an ideal context in which to analyze pre-retirement return migration to a Global South urban realm, expanding transnational urban research beyond the conventional focus on Global North metropolitan destinations. In this article, we draw on the transnational narratives of a selected sample of relatively youthful Trinid...
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The Caribbean tourism industry owes much of its success to beneficial geographical site and situation factors. Yet these geographical advantages have also contributed to the mass tourism-related pressures of economic dependency, social division and environmental degradation. We argue geographically marginal locales in the Caribbean have the potenti...
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Current enthusiasm among development stakeholders for the enticement and recruitment 'back home' of skilled Diaspora migrants has predominantly revolved around how human capital gains and transfers of capital, knowledge, technical skills and workplace entrepreneurialism and innovation can be facilitated. In this article, we widen the conceptual bas...
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The small islands in the Caribbean have always been externally-dominated. During the post-WW II period, the State and the people have struggled with their changing circumstances: often misguided, mismanaged, and mistake-ridden, but adaptable and resourceful nevertheless. This paper reviews past experiences and draws upon them to suggest paths more...
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This paper deals with second-generation, one-and-a-half generation and “prolonged sojourner” Trinidadian transnational migrants, who have decided to ‘return’ to the birthplace of their parents. Based on 40 in-depth interviews, the paper considers both the positive and critical things that these youthful transnational migrants report about returning...
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Slow tourism represents a progressive genre of alternative tourism for remote locales in the Caribbean beyond mass-tourism complexes. We propose this new form of slow tourism as a viable promotional identity for alternative tourist offerings, which are in need of re-branding, through the decentralized medium of information technologies. A further c...
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Excessive unplanned urban growth leads to many vulnerabilities and impacts on urban environments to varying degrees. However, the majority of the extant literature focuses on the problems related to location and socioeconomic conditions, rather than vulnerability processes and related environmental degradation. This paper analyzes the scope of urba...
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The process of deforestation in the Central Development Region (CDR) of Nepal is diverse in space and time, with rapid deforestation still occurring in areas outside the national parks and wildlife reserves. This paper identifies the spatial driving forces (SDFs) of deforestation in the CDR for 1975-2000 using satellite data of 1975 (MSS), 1990 (TM...
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Building upon existing Caribbean research by Condon and Duval, we assess how repetitive visiting is, or is not, important to youthful return migrants in their 30s and 40s, who have decided to return more permanently to Trinidad. Is it influential in their social and economic adaptations on return, and does this transnational practice lead to a more...
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In this paper we consider the nexus existing between returning transnational migrants to Trinidad and Tobago's adaptation experiences, matters pertaining to their transnational life-paths, family and community experiences and their views on transnationalism and return. The research is based on an analysis of the detailed narratives provided by fort...
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To better understand the positive contributions return migrants and migrant remittances make in Latin American society, this paper offers a reevaluation of existing conceptual frameworks. Previous research dwelt upon the unproductive nature of expenditures and the difficulties facing return migrants as they reintegrate themselves in home communitie...
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In this article we focus on the dual identities of relatively young Trinidadians who have decided to return to the island of their birth, or of their parents, while still in their thirties and forties. Highly-educated professional transnational migrants mostly make tip our sample of 36; 26 possess dual citizenship. We focus on our informants' narra...
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Building on a considerable body of extant literature, and critically assessing its strong and weak (or overlooked) conceptual explanations and observations, this reconceptualisation of Caribbean transnational migrant behaviour updates the theoretical account of what is now an increasingly prevalent mobility process in the region. Utilising a struct...
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This research uses Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner of 1973, Thematic Mapper of 1989, Advance Earth Observing Satellite of 1996, and Enhanced Thematic Mapper of 2003 imagery to examine the effects of socioeconomic and demographic factors on land use and forest cover dynamics in the Bara district of the Central Tarai Region of Nepal for 1973–2003. The...
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This article challenges several of the firmly held convictions drawn from extant research on return migration to the Caribbean. For many contemporary small island societies undergoing rapid change and transformation, modernization and integration into the wider global economy, today's younger and more youthful return migrants are no longer an ineff...
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Tourism has been embraced as a source of post-industrial employment and foreign currency to promote development. Given Nepal’s geography and state of underdevelopment, its attractive natural scenery has yielded adventure tourism as a viable economic activity to develop remote areas. However, the industry faces many hurdles; the most problematic bei...
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Leigh Binford, borrowing from Jones (1995a), suggests two major thematic positions in Mexican–US migration and development research: first, neo-Marxist critiques and structural inquiries of the 1970s and 1980s; and second, 'apologetic' functional models of the 1980s and 1990s, which come to positive rather than negative conclusions concerning remit...
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Looking to the future, why not err on the adventurous side? Accordingly, I would like to promote two ‘geographies of population relations’, which can be framed as post-disciplinary, inter-science initiatives: namely, population–environment relationships, and migration–development–environment interactions and relationships. Population geographers ma...
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Mexico's proximity to the United States, the two economies' increased integration, and the demand for low-cost labour in el norte, has fuelled a transnational circulation of people that is most probably self-perpetuating and is certainly firmly embedded. This investigation of local dynamics in the multi-local transnational spaces of Oaxacan househo...
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The history of Nepalese forestry reveals that very little progress has been made in effectively integrating people's needs with forest management objectives through forestry policy mandates and practices. This paper critically examines Nepal's forestry policies and use practices during the pre-unification period (pre-1769), the Rana regime (1846-19...
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The ‘population–environment nexus’ debate emphasizes the impact of population and development on forest and agricultural resources and specifically focuses on small farmers in tropical regimes, on their adaptabilities, and on the reasons why they differ in their management of resources. Recent ‘bottom-up’ perspectives pay close attention to farmers...
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For several decades there has been extensive migration from the small island states of the South Pacific and the eastern Caribbean to metropolitan countries, resulting in absolute population decline in some states and new social, economic and political relationships between these island regions and distant worlds. Early research on the consequences...
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Evaluations of the impact of international migration on development must take into account the increasing complexity of international migration, the transnational nature of social relationships, the micro-level economic and social benefits of remittances, and the impact of migration on culture and social relationships. Such an approach is particula...
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What we discern are two distinct dimensions of the population problem that Nepal faces. They can be briefly identified as (1) conceptual and methodological, and (2) social. From the conceptual and methodological perspectives we have little doubt that the PPI (population pressure index) model used in this study is far superior to SPD as a measure of...
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To better understand the positive contributions return migrants and. migrant remittances make in Latin American society, this paper offers a reevaluation of existing conceptual frameworks. Previous research dwelt upon the unproductive nature of expenditures and the difficulties facing return migrants as they reintegrate themselves in home communiti...
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"In Nepal, the drama of human and environmental ills is increasingly being played out in the form of peasants' ecopolitical battles over common land access and control, such as in the Tarai frontier, a region bordering the Gangetic Plain of India. This is a complex battle, pitting peasants' day-to-day survival against environmental security on one...
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"The purpose of this paper has been to outline a theoretical framework for the explanation of the circulation of Puerto Rican women that brings gender relations to the fore, but frames the island-mainland pattern of mobility in the context of core-periphery capitalist relations. We have argued that gender relations in the home and workplace are vit...
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This is a re-evaluation of return migration and remittance impacts among eastern Caribbean islands in this contemporary era of regional crisis accompanying global restructuring. Within remittances being a fundamental private transfer of capital, and return migrants representing people endowed with human capital, potential and realised, the paper fo...
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This study investigates how frontier migration affects migrants' socioeconomic improvements in the Tarai, regarded as Nepal's land frontier as well as agricultural back-bone. This investigation is based on personal observations and field survey data collected in Nepal's two Tarai frontier districts of Chitwan and Nawalparasi, in the fall of 1988. T...
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Aspects of migration between Puerto Rico and the United States are explored. "This examination of the multiple-movement behaviour of a sample of Puerto Rican women seeks to unravel the relations between their circulation patterns, their family and contextual situations and their declared motives for undertaking international mobility. The leading q...
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"Nepal has been experiencing a permanent rural-to-rural migration of households from the central hill zone to the Terai region. Migrant households, due to the structure of the Terai economy, are impelled to acquire control of land for subsistence agriculture by squatting, purchasing, or receiving a grant. A household's ability to maximize subsisten...
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This analysis considers the question of whether resettlement schemes really relieve population pressure or help achieve a better regional balance between population and resource distribution in a manner consistent with Nepals national objective of agricultural growth with social justice. The 1st part of the analysis discusses population pressure fo...
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There exists a state of confusion in the migration literature over the concept of step-wise migration. Inconsistencies occur in the specification of the scale at which the process operates and there are a host of alternative definitions of what constitutes a step-wise progression. This article presents an operational definition of step-wise migrati...
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Little is known about the paths a migrant follows between the time he reaches the city and the time he settles into a secure and stable dwelling environment. An evolutionary model is presented which lays stress upon the relations of migrant behaviour and intraurban structure as it evolves through phases of sustained urbanization. The model is depic...

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