The Routledge International Handbook of Diaspora Diplomacy is a multidisciplinary collection of writings by leading scholars and practitioners from around the world. It reflects on the geopolitical and technological shifts that have led to the global emergence of this form of diplomacy and provides detailed examples of how governments, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and corporations are engaging diasporas as transnational agents of intervention and change.

The organization in six thematic parts provides for focused coverage of key issues, sectors and practices, while also building a comprehensive guide to the growing field. Each section features an introduction authored by the Editor, designed to provide useful contextual information and to highlight linkages between the chapters. Cross-disciplinary research and commentary is a key feature of the Handbook, providing diverse yet overlapping perspectives on diaspora diplomacy.

• Part 1: Mapping Diaspora Diplomacy
• Part 2: Diaspora Policies and Strategies
• Part 3: Diaspora Networks and Economic Development
• Part 4: Long-Distance Politics
• Part 5: Digital Diasporas, Media and Soft Power
• Part 6: Advancing Diaspora Diplomacy Studies

The Routledge International Handbook of Diaspora Diplomacy is a key reference point for study and future scholarship in this nascent field.

chapter |4 pages


ByLiam Kennedy

part Part 1|25 pages

Mapping Diaspora Diplomacy

chapter 1|12 pages

Diasporas and Public Diplomacy

From History to Policy
ByNicholas J. Cull

chapter 2|11 pages

Diaspora Diplomacy in Myanmar

The Role of “Multiple Worlds” in World Politics
ByElaine Lynn-Ee Ho, Fiona McConnell

part Part 2|89 pages

Diaspora Policies and Strategies

chapter 3|14 pages

Diaspora Engagement Strategies

Theory and Case Study Evidence
ByDavid Leblang, Jenny Glazier

chapter 4|13 pages

Innovating through Engagement

Mexico's Model to Support Its Diaspora
ByJuan Carlos Mendoza Sánchez, Ana Céspedes Cantú

chapter 5|12 pages

Chinese Diaspora's New Roles in China's Diplomacy

BySheng Ding

chapter 6|9 pages

India and Indian Diaspora

Rethinking Homeland in the 21st Century
ByAjaya K. Sahoo, Anindita Shome

chapter 7|12 pages

A Too Successful Diaspora Diplomacy?

The Case of Israel
ByAdi Schwartz

chapter 8|13 pages

Croatia's Diaspora Strategy

History, Transition, Status, and Outlook
ByCaroline Hornstein Tomić, Katharina Christine Hinić, Ivan Hrstić

chapter 9|13 pages

Diaspora Engagement in the US (2010–16)

ByJeffrey L. Jackson

part Part 3|75 pages

Diaspora Networks and Economic Development

chapter 10|19 pages

Diaspora and Transnational Communities' Economic Contributions

ByDeepali Fernandes

chapter 11|14 pages

Transnational Economic Development as Diaspora Diplomacy

ByManuel Orozco

chapter 12|13 pages

Diasporas as Actors of Economic Diplomacy

ByMichaella Vanore

chapter 13|12 pages

Africans in the Diaspora

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment, and Human Capital Development
ByAlmaz Negash

chapter 14|15 pages

Diaspora Philanthropy

Unlocking New Portals for Diplomacy and Development
ByKingsley Aikins, Martin Russell

part Part 4|123 pages

Long-Distance Politics

chapter 16|16 pages

Long-Distance Politics and Diaspora Youth

Analyzing Turkey's Diaspora Engagement Policies Aimed at Post-Migrant Generations
ByAyca Arkilic

chapter 17|13 pages

Policymakers and Diasporas in Informal Public Diplomacy

ByNadejda K. Marinova

chapter 18|12 pages

From the Good Friday Agreement to Brexit

Irish Diaspora Diplomacy in the United States
ByLiam Kennedy

chapter 19|17 pages

Diaspora Networks, Fragile States

Conflict and Cooperation
ByDavid Carment, Samuel MacIsaac, Milana Nikolko, Dani Belo

chapter 20|14 pages

Iraqi Diaspora in the US and US-Iraq Relations

ByMahdi Bahmani

chapter 21|10 pages

Seeking Justice from Abroad

Diasporas and Transitional Justice
ByDženeta Karabegović, Camilla Orjuela

chapter 23|13 pages

Diaspora Diplomacy under Authoritarianism

Practices of Transnational Repression in World Politics
ByGerasimos Tsourapas

part Part 5|44 pages

Digital Diasporas, Media and Soft Power

chapter 24|11 pages

Diaspora, Digital Diplomacy and Rebuilding the Somali State

ByIdil Osman

chapter 25|13 pages

Diaspora Diplomacy in the Digital Age

ByCorneliu Bjola, Ilan Manor, Geraldine Asiwome Adiku

chapter 26|12 pages

Chinese Language Digital/Social Media in Australia

Diaspora as “Double Agents” of Public Diplomacy
ByWanning Sun

part Part 6|28 pages

Advancing Diaspora Diplomacy Studies

chapter 28|13 pages

Diasporas, Development and the Second Generation

ByMari Toivanen, Bahar Baser

chapter 29|14 pages

Theorising Diaspora Diplomacy

ByEytan Gilboa