author={C. Christine Fair},
  journal={Nationalism and Ethnic Politics},
  pages={125 - 156}
  • C. C. Fair
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Sociology
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
This article exposits and contrasts the roles of two diasporas in ethnic conflict waged in their homelands, namely the Sikh diaspora's involvement in the Punjab insurgency in north India and the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora's role in Sri Lanka's Tamil insurgency. It draws out the various similarities and distinctions between the two in their use of technology, means of mobilization and identity production, and the geographical and political reach of their institutional arrangements. The article… 
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As an interdisciplinary field, Diaspora Studies has drawn from many disciplines, including sociology, especially from its debates on migration, structure and agency. This lecture draws on my
Diaspora, Development, and Intra-community Politics: Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada and Post-War Debates
The chapter demonstrates that the historical context out of which diasporas are born and the internal politics of the diasporas themselves influence the ability and willingness of the diaspora
Negotiating the nation: diaspora contestations in the USA about Hindu nationalism in India
. Diaspora positions and identities are being continually constructed, negotiated and reframed. Nevertheless, many studies tend to focus on the ethno-centric, exclusionary and/or nationalistic
Intricacies of Engaging Diasporas in Conflict Resolution and Transitional Justice: The Kurdish Diaspora and the Peace Process in Turkey
Abstract The growing literature on diasporas’ involvement in homeland conflicts shows that diasporas have the power to influence political, social and economic developments in their country of origin
Home Thoughts from Abroad: Diasporas and Peace-Building in Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka
This article looks at the dynamics of Diaspora groups as a possible catalyst for peace-building within violent segmented societies. With the help of two case studies, Irish-America's role in Northern
Four Types of Diaspora Mobilization: Albanian Diaspora Activism For Kosovo Independence in the US and the UK
This comparative study explores the conditions and causal pathways through which conflict-generated diasporas become moderate or radical actors when linked to homelands experiencing limited
Migrant Mobilization for Homeland Politics: A Social Movement Approach
From the campaign of Chilean exiles all over the world to overthrow the regime of Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s to the contemporary mobilization of the Kurdish diaspora in Western Europe, various
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The Role of Diasporas in Conflict Perpetuation or Resolution
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Ethnonationalist networks and transnational opportunities: the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora
  • S. Wayland
  • Political Science
    Review of International Studies
  • 2004
This article presents an empirical case study of a type of nonstate actor largely overlooked in the IR literature on transnationalism: the diaspora or transnational ethnic actor. Building upon
Diaspora Politics: Ethnic Linkages, Foreign Policy, and Security in Eurasia
When and why does ethnicity matter in international relations? When do states founded on a preexisting cultural community act to protect the interests of co-ethnic populations living abroad? The
Trends In Outside Support For Insurgent Movements
Abstract : State support or sponsorship of an insurgency as an instrument of foreign policy was common during the Cold War. The United States, the Soviet Union, and a host of regional powers backed
Ethnicity and nationalism in post-imperial Britain
List of figures Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. The general problem 3. The communal option 4. Traditional and ethnic nationalism 5. From imperial British to national British 6. Diasporic
On the Razor's edge: The liberation tigers of Tamil Eelam
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are a guerilla/terrorist group representing the minority Tamil community, fighting for an Eelam, or homeland in the northern and eastern provinces of Sri
Sri Lanka's civil war
In January 2008, the Sri Lankan government officially withdrew from the six-year-old Ceasefire Agreement with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. This followed a period of escalating conflict over
The Security Dynamics of Demographic Factors
As the 21st century unfold, the dynamics of population growth, settlement patterns, and movement across borders are certain to have an effect on international security. Demographic shifts in
Martyrdom in the Sikh Tradition: Playing the 'Game of Love'
Through an analysis of the Sikh scriptures, eighteenth and nineteenth century Sikh literature, as well as the voluminous tracts and newspapers produced under the auspices of the late
Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
Social Scientists’ Association, ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN SRI LANKA, Karunaratne & Sons, Colombo, 1984, 202 pp., 25 Rs.