Engaging Diasporas in Development and State-building: The Role of the Kurdish Diaspora and Returnees in Rebuilding the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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    Abstract

    Diasporas can play an important part in contemporary social processes, either via remittances, investment, skills transfer, diaspora philanthropy or political influence. Currently, many states establish diaspora ministries or sub-committees under existing institutions to connect with their diaspora and tap their resources for development in the homeland. This paper contributes to this literature on the diaspora-homeland nexus by focusing on the Iraqi Kurdish diaspora and returnees. The paper analyzes the intricacies of diaspora and returnee involvement in state-building in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq by discussing their capabilities and expectations as well as the tensions between the diaspora and the homeland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)76-91
    Number of pages16
    JournalEthnopolitics
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    Early online date22 Nov 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Bibliographical note

    This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnopolitics on 22/11/18, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17449057.2018.1525167

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • History
    • Political Science and International Relations

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