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Diaspora Entrepreneurs and Contested States

Maria Koinova

Abstract

Why do conflict-generated diasporas mobilize in contentious and non-contentious ways or use mixed strategies of contention? Why do they channel their homeland-oriented goals through host-states, transnational networks, and international organizations? This book develops a theory of socio-spatial positionality and its implications for the individual agency of diaspora entrepreneurs, moving beyond essentialized notions of diasporas as groups. Individual diaspora entrepreneurs operate in transnational social fields affecting their mobilizations beyond dynamics confined to host-states and original ... More

Keywords: diaspora entrepreneur, contested states, de facto states, typological theory, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Kosovo, Palestine, socio-spatial positionality, transnational social field

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198848622
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198848622.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Koinova, author
Professor of International Relations, University of Warwick