Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africa (Africa Now)

Exiled populations, i.e. diaspora groups, carry a robust stake within the destiny in their international locations of starting place. In a global turning into ever extra interconnected, they have interaction in 'long-distance politics' in the direction of their homelands, ship monetary remittances and help social improvement of their groups of beginning. Transnational diaspora networks have therefore turn into international forces shaping the connection among nations, areas and continents.

This very important intervention, written by means of students operating on the innovative of diaspora and clash, demanding situations the normal knowledge that diaspora are all too frequently warmongers, their time overseas inflicting them to turn into extra militant of their engagement with neighborhood affairs. relatively, they could and may be a strength for strong in bringing peace to their domestic countries.

Featuring in-depth case stories from the Horn of Africa - together with Somalia and Ethiopia - this quantity provides an important re-thinking of a key factor in African politics and development.

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