Parliament and Diaspora

  • Michel S. Laguerre
Part of the Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series book series (EIT)


The study of diaspora politics has seldom been framed in terms of the relationship between parliament and diaspora, either in the political science or in the more recent transnational migration literature.1 Despite this oversight (or perhaps lack of interest) by political scientists, sociologists, and immigration scholars, however, this juncture is one that is important to analyze to understand the interactions of the diaspora with the parliament and the parliamentary activities that engage the diaspora. These two-way relationships have existed for centuries but are yet to be conceptualized. In an attempt to frame the diaspora and parliament binary relationship question and unveil the ramifications that it has generated for the transformation of state and nation, this chapter begins by defining the object of study. The relationship between these two entities means different things in different contexts: it is, therefore, important to specify the angle taken in this investigation.


National Parliament Legislative Election Foreign Land Parliamentary Committee Colonial Population 
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