Assessing “Global Lithuania”: the strengths and weaknesses of Lithuanian diaspora engagement strategy

  title={Assessing “Global Lithuania”: the strengths and weaknesses of Lithuanian diaspora engagement strategy},
  author={Dangis Gudelis and Luka Klimavi{\vc}iūtė},
  journal={Journal of Baltic Studies},
  pages={325 - 348}
ABSTRACT Diasporas participate in the home country’s development through remittances, philanthropy, knowledge transfer, investment, and political engagement. Based on the theoretical perspective of network governance, this paper argues that governments can enhance diaspora contributions by offering incentives to engage with the homeland. The paper then applies this perspective to assess the effectiveness of Lithuania’s diaspora engagement policy. Based on successful strategies adopted by other… 

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