Diaspora economics: new perspectives

Diaspora economics: new perspectives PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to introduce a new field and suggest a new research agenda.Design/methodology/approachCombine ethnicity, migration and international relations into a new thinking. Provide a typology of diaspora and a thorough evaluation of its role and the roles of the home and host countries.FindingsDiaspora economics is more than a new word for migration economics. It opens a new strand to political economy. Diaspora is perceived to be a well-defined group of migrants and their offspring with a joined cultural identity and ongoing identification with the country or culture of origin. This implies the potential to undermine the nation-state. Diasporas can shape policies in the host countries.Originality/valueProvide a new understanding of global human relations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png international Journal of Manpower Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0143-7720
DOI
10.1108/IJM-07-2016-0151
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to introduce a new field and suggest a new research agenda.Design/methodology/approachCombine ethnicity, migration and international relations into a new thinking. Provide a typology of diaspora and a thorough evaluation of its role and the roles of the home and host countries.FindingsDiaspora economics is more than a new word for migration economics. It opens a new strand to political economy. Diaspora is perceived to be a well-defined group of migrants and their offspring with a joined cultural identity and ongoing identification with the country or culture of origin. This implies the potential to undermine the nation-state. Diasporas can shape policies in the host countries.Originality/valueProvide a new understanding of global human relations.

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international Journal of ManpowerEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 3, 2016

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