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Advantages and challenges to diaspora transnational civil society activism in the homeland: examples from Iraqi Kurdistan, Somaliland and South Sudan

Voller, Yaniv (2020) Advantages and challenges to diaspora transnational civil society activism in the homeland: examples from Iraqi Kurdistan, Somaliland and South Sudan. LSE Conflict Research Programme, London, UK, 35 pp. (KAR id:81010)

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Abstract

As the conflicts that gave birth to the diaspora communities began to give way to post-conflict reconstruction, diaspora communities have come to play a part in their homelands’ affairs. As the governments in the homelands have started diverting their efforts and resources to capacity-building and governance, members of the diaspora became potential contributors to such state-building efforts. Their education in the host countries, their material resources, and their access to the governments in the homelands have turned diaspora activists into important contributors to these state-building projects. Diaspora activists, whether they operate mainly in the homeland or the host country, are immersed in both societies. Their activism is the outcome of their experiences in the host country, shaped by their desire to develop the homeland.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Uncontrolled keywords: Diaspora; transnationalism; civil society; development; Kurdistan in Iraq; South Sudan; Somaliland
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Signature Themes: Migration and Movement
Depositing User: Yaniv Voller
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 13:18 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 21:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81010 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Voller, Yaniv: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6328-5857
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