|Title||Labour and underdevelopment? Migration, dispossession and accumulation in West Africa and Europe|
Recent waves of accumulation have been well documented in this journal with regard to land and natural resources, but labour is missing from these important analyses of profound continuity and change. This article focuses on ‘step-wise’ migrations and specifically on cases of emigration from Senegal and entry to the Spanish labour market. The labour regime is conceptualised as unfree labour mobility, which integrates dispossession, territorial control, illegalisation, the ideology of racism and the exploitation of labour. Finding salience in earlier theories of unfree labour, this article shows how the control of capital over migration to Europe perpetuates underdevelopment.
|Journal||Review of African Political Economy|
|Journal citation||40 (136), pp. 202-218|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2013.794727|