Emigration Nations Policies and Ideologies of Emigrant Engagement

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-10-16
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Until very recently emigrants were considered an embarrassment, an irritation or an irrelevance by most states. The long experience of emigrant engagement in certain historical emigration countries, such as Italy, was very much the exception. Since about 2000, countries around the world have shown much greater enthusiasm for policies to encourage the loyalty of nationals who have made a permanent home elsewhere. These developments have changed the relationship between state institutions and emigrant nationals. Policies of emigrant engagement also challenge fundamental understandings about the nature of political society in the modern era; the notion of states as territorial institutions or the understanding of citizenship as membership in a territorially bounded polity are both undermined. This book provides copious evidence of this process, with detailed, comparable case studies of twelve countries and a new theoretical framework that helps explain changing policies towards emigrants.

Author Biography

Michael Collyer is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Locating and narrating emigration nations; Michael Collyer
2. 'Albania: €1' or the Story of 'Big Policies, Small Outcomes': How Albania Constructs and Engages its Diaspora; Julie Vullnetari
3: Diaspora Engagement and Policy in Ethiopia; Katie Kuschminder and Melissa Siegel
4: Diaspora Engagement in India: From Non-Required Indians to Angels of Development; Metka Hercog and Melissa Siegel
5: Towards the Neo-institutionalisation of Irish State-Diaspora Relations in the Twenty-First Century; Breda Gray
6: Italy: The Continuing History of Emigrant Relations; Guido Tintori
7: Regime Change in Mexico and the Transformation of State-diaspora Relations; Jean-Michel Lafleur
8: The Moroccan State and Moroccan Citizens Abroad.; Michael Collyer
9: Creative Destruction in the New Zealand 'Diaspora Strategy' ; Alan Gamlen
10: Nigeria @ 50: Policies and Practices for Diaspora Engagement; Naluwembe Binaisa
11: Portuguese Emigrants and the State: An Ambivalent Relationship; José Carlos Marques and Pedro Góis
12: From Economic to Political Engagement: Analysing the Changing Role of the Turkish Diaspora; Özge Bilgili and Melissa Siegel,
13. An Emigrant Nation without an Emigrant Policy: The Curious Case of Britain ; James Hampshire

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