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The Irish Government’s Diaspora Strategy: Towards a Care Agenda

  • Mark Boyle
  • Adrian Kavanagh
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Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Abstract

This chapter places under critical scrutiny the Irish government’s emerging diaspora engagement strategy. It brings to the fore the ethics of recent efforts by the Irish state to develop new relationships with “the Global Irish.” Resisting frameworks which construe diaspora engagement strategies as biopolitical acts which reduce “diaspora” to a governmental category, we propose an alternative framing which mobilises feminist care ethics and which strives to nurture and fortify relationships built upon mutuality, reciprocity and shared mission. We ruminate on the meaning and implications of recasting the Irish diaspora engagement in terms of a care agenda.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Boyle
    • 1
  • Adrian Kavanagh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyMaynooth UniversityMaynoothRepublic of Ireland

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