Analyzing the role and impact of Diaspora Organizations (DOs) in International Relations (IR), this interdisciplinary volume provides empirical accounts of their work across Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.
Over the last three decades, DOs have increased in number, spread to new regions, and addressed an ever-widening array of global problems, yet they have not received sufficient attention in IR in spite of the inter- and transnational nature of their involvements.
Contributions explore important topics such as:
Demonstrating how IR can benefit from a stronger focus on DOs, this book will also help other disciplines gain insights into DOs and will prove useful to those in the fields of international relations, sociology, geography and anthropology.
Introduction: Studying Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs
Dennis Dijkzeul and Margit Fauser
1 Capacities and Constraints: Pakistani Diaspora Organizations in Toronto and New York City
Ali R. Chaudhary & Luis Eduardo Guarnizo
2 Transnational Networks for Portable Migrant Labor Rights in North America
Xóchitl Bada & Shannon Gleeson
3 Diaspora Organizations and Citizenship
Nicholas R. Micinski
4 A Roller Coaster of Policy Shifts: Ghanaian Diaspora Organizations Navigating Dutch Migration and Development Policies
5 Bringing International Relations and Organizational Sociology to Diaspora Studies: Kurdish and Syrian Diaspora Organizations in Germany
6 Keeping the Faith? Examining the Roles of Faith and Secularism in Syrian Diaspora Organizations in Lebanon
Estella Carpi & Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
7 Conflict and Peacebuilding
Danielle A. Zach
Conclusions: What is the Relevance of DOs for IR Theory and Research?
Dennis Dijkzeul, Margit Fauser & Rafael Bohlen
The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).
The Series has two "streams" identified by their covers:
Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.