Explaining the rise of diaspora institutions

  title={Explaining the rise of diaspora institutions},
  author={Alan John Gamlen and Michael E. Cummings and Paul M. Vaaler},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={492 - 516}
ABSTRACT Origin-state institutions dedicated to emigrants and their descendants have been largely unnoticed by mainstream political studies even though diaspora institutions are now found in over half the countries of the world. In response, we first develop alternative theories explaining diaspora institution emergence. They emerge to: ‘tap’ diasporas for resources vital to origin-state development and security; ‘embrace’ diasporas to help define origin-state political identity and achieve… Expand
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