Crossborder Diasporic Organizations



In this chapter, immigrant organizations are presented and analyzed from the standpoint of the cosmonational framework, showing how they are operationally engaged in more than one site in relation to fundraising, network governance, crossborder networking and advocacy, membership, and projects. Deconstruction of three cases—the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, the Croatian World Congress, and the National Italian American Foundation—shows their multisite basis of operation. A comparative analysis of their activities indicates the extent to which the cosmonational model is applicable to all the cases and provides useful insights on their mode of deployment. They are all involved in homeland and diaspora affairs and all contribute to making the diaspora an extraterritorial component of the expanded nation through the inclusive activities they undertake at home and abroad. The immigrant association is presented as an exemplar crossborder institution of the cosmonation.


Umbrella Organization Diaspora Community Immigrant Organization Armenian Genocide Diasporic Community 
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