Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs

Definition: what is a diaspora organization?Slow starts: the limits of a state-based perspective in thr ee fieldsInternational relationsMigration studiesOrganizational sociologySummary of blind spots and slow startsCentral themesOverview of the chaptersNotesCapacities and constraints: Pakistani diaspora organizations in Toronto and New York CityAnalytical backgroundCanadian multiculturalism and US laissez-faire assimilationSocioeconomic attainment and community resourcesSocietal attitudes and organizational stigmaPakistanis in Toronto and NYCData and methodologyFindingsDivergent organizational capacitiesConvergent organizational stigmaConclusionNotesTransnational networks for portable migrant labor rights in North AmericaTransnational migrant worker networks in the United States and MexicoWhy a portable rights approach?Placing bilateral labor cooperation and NAALC in historical contextMethodsFindings: building cross-border labor advocacy coalitionsChallenges facing transnational migrant labor advocacyMigrant labor rights advocacy in Mexico and the United StatesEarly attempts at accountability (2003 and 2005 petitions)The emergence of a tripartite system and new transnational advocatesShifting diplomacy and leveraging the joint declarationConclusionsDissatisfaction from civil societyLessons learned and moving forwardNotesDiaspora organizations and citizenshipDO claims to citizenshipThe right to retain citizenship in the country’ of originThe right to naturalization in the country’ of destinationThe rights of non-citizen immigrants in the country’ of destinationDO strategies for organizing and making claimsBosnian diaspora organizations and dual citizenshipAnalysisConclusionNotesA roller coaster of policy shifts: Ghanaian diaspora organizations navigating Dutch migration and development policiesDiaspora organizations in development: a review of the literatureMethodologyGhanaians in the NetherlandsIntroducing the Ghanaian diaspora organizationsThe rise and fall of DO-state cooperationPhase 1: rise of DO-state cooperationPhase 2: the decline of DO-state cooperationAnalysisConclusionNotesBringing international relations and organizational sociology to diaspora studies: Kurdish and Syrian diaspora organizations in GermanyDO in migration researchDiaspora in IR theoryDOs in organizational sociologyContingency theory: understanding situational factorsNeoinstitutionalismAssociational theory'Organizational situational factorsThe Kurdish diaspora and KOMKAR: origin and historyThe Syrian diaspora and DSV: origin and historyThe Kurdish diaspora and KOMKAR: sizeThe Syrian diaspora and DSV: sizePOS for KOMKAR and the Kurdish diaspora in Germany: locationPOS for DSV and the Syrian diaspora in Germany: locationKOMKAR: sector of activityDSV: sector of activityKOMKAR: ownership and controlDSV: ownership and controlNeoinstitutionalism: logic of appropriateness versus logic of consequencesAssociational theory: logic of members versus logic of influenceIR: liberalism and constructivismConclusionNotesKeeping the faith? Examining the roles of faith and secularism in Syrian diaspora organizations in LebanonSyrian diaspora organizations in South-South humanitarianismMethodologySyrians in LebanonEstablishing a “Syrian diaspora organization” in LebanonThe ongoing formalization of assistanceStrengthening Syrian DOs thr ough a localization approachSecular versus faith-inspired assistance provisionThe use of the neutrality discourse in Syrian-run initiativesConclusionNotesConflict and peacebuildingIR, diasporas, and contemporary ai med conflictConceptual framework and methodologyActorsTypes of peripheral conflict zones: enabling, repressive, and contestedMethodologyNorthern Ireland’s American ZoneIrish republicans: grassroots networksGovernment responses: depriving material resources, voice, and legitimacyANIA’s coalition-building, elite network-building, and mass mobilizationConclusionNotesWhat are the main issue areas in which DOs operate?How does power flow in DOs and in their transnational networks?What can IR learn fr om and contribute to research on DOs in other disciplines?Towards a research agendaNotes
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