Gone but not forgotten: the (re-)making of diaspora strategies

Yu Wen Chen, Emilie Racine, Neil Collins

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This review article summarises the literature on the relations between states and their diaspora. Policy-makers are struggling to know how best to respond to and possibly harness the potential of kindred communities abroad. The article outlines a wide spectrum of policy initiatives and categorises them into three groups: economic, political and socio-cultural. Five economic, four political and two socio-cultural factors are discussed as are a wide variety of implementation strategies evident in different jurisdictions. Though the focus is on Asia, examples have been chosen from locations worldwide. Academically, the article identifies the empirical and conceptual deficiencies in studies on diaspora strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-379
Number of pages9
JournalAsian Ethnicity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2015


  • diaspora strategies
  • economic factors
  • neoliberalism
  • political factors
  • socio-cultural factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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