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Diaspora as Cultures of Cooperation

Global and Local Perspectives

  • David Carment
  • Ariane Sadjed

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. David Carment, Ariane Sadjed
    Pages 1-26
  3. Negotiating Identities: Accommodating Home and Host State Policies

  4. The (Im-)Possibilities of Cooperation in Constructing Home and Belonging

  5. Diaspora Activism and Cooperation in Comparative Perspective

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-290

About this book


This book examines the dynamic processes by which communities establish distinct notions of 'home' and 'belonging'. Focusing on the agency of diasporic groups, rather than (forced or voluntary) dispersion and a continued longing for the country of origin, it analyses how a diaspora presence impacts relations between 'home' and host countries. Its central concern is the specific role that diasporas play in global cooperation, including cases without a successful outcome. Bridging the divide between diaspora studies and international relations, it will appeal to sociologists, scholars of migration, anthropologists and policy-makers.


Identity Globalization 'Home' 'Belonging' Networks Global inequalities Modern information and production technologies Foreign policy

Editors and affiliations

  • David Carment
    • 1
  • Ariane Sadjed
    • 2
  1. 1.Norman Paterson SchoolCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.European EthnologyUniversity of ViennaWienAustria

About the editors

David Carment is Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University, Canada, and Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs institute.

Ariane Sadjed is Lecturer in the Department of European Ethnology at the University of Vienna, Austria.

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