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Ask What You Can Do For Your (New) Country: How Host States Use Diasporas

Nadejda K Marinova


This book focuses on a previously unexamined phenomenon: how host governments utilize diasporas to advance their foreign policy agendas in mutually beneficial ways. The book advances a four-factor theoretical model to analyze the phenomenon for when this occurs, and it delves into the multiple avenues across which it takes place, in a variety of regimes, and across political, security, and commercial matters, proposing a classification with examples worldwide. It shows how, with the endorsement of the host government, select diaspora groups become spokespersons for a heterogeneous diaspora at ... More

Keywords: diaspora utilization, ethnic lobby, transnationalism, Lebanese-American, Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act, UNSC Resolution 1559, 2003 Iraq war, Middle East, State Department, Cuban-American

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190623418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadejda K Marinova, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wayne State University