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Human Geopolitics: States, Emigrants, and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions

Alan Gamlen


This book describes and explains how diaspora engagement institutions have spread globally and begun to unleash a new wave of human geopolitics. Migration has become an urgent priority around the world and at every level of government, but most research still focuses exclusively on immigration policy, even while most governments care more deeply about emigration and the transnational involvements of emigrants and their descendants in the diaspora. Liberal democracies long eschewed emigration controls, which may violate freedom of exit and interfere in other countries’ domestic affairs. But thi ... More

Keywords: diaspora engagement, diaspora institutions, migration policy, global migration governance, human geopolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198833499
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198833499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Gamlen, author
Associate Professor of Geography, Monash University