New developments in international migration, communication, and technology have facilitated the growth of transnational politics. The scale of international migration today is unprecedented, as is the ability of emigrants to maintain relationships with individuals in their home countries as well as with their home governments. Countries around the world have recognized the importance of these emigrants.Emigrant-sending states wish to tap into the resources of their diasporas, whether these resources be in the form of financial contributions, knowledge and skills, or political support. Engaging the diaspora in order to extract resources is especially important for developing countries. There are a number of ways for countries to engage their diasporas, including, but not limited to, rhetorical appeals, consulting diaspora organizations, extending dual citizenship, and offering incentives for financial contributions. This project will assess the benefits and drawbacks of the different methods that states use to engage their diasporas.
"Engaging the Diaspora: Prospects and Pitfalls,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2011
, Article 21.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2011/iss1/21