Emigrant citizenship and diaspora policy: publications roundup
The relationship between home countries and their diasporas is becoming increasingly the subject of research. A number of articles have been published recently exploring the nature of the relationship, and the way countries are responding to increasing globalisation and the changes that enhanced transport and communications technology have wrought in emigrant experience.
- Closing the Distance: How Governments Strengthen Ties with their Diasporas edited by Dovelyn Rannvieg Agunias, Migration Policy Institute (Article based on opening chapter available at migrationinformation.org.)
- The emigration state and the modern geopolitical imagination, by Alan Gamlen
Political Geography, Volume 27, Issue 8, November 2008, Pages 840-856.
- Diaspora Engagement Policies: What are they and what kinds of
countries use them? by Alan Gamlen
Working Paper WP-06-32, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford. 2006
- World wide webs: Diasporas and the international system by
- Dr Michael Fullilove, Lowy Institute. 2008
A global look at increasing diaspora consciousness, with a focus on demographics, economics, politics, identity and security.
- Citizenship à la Carte by David Fitzgerald, UC San Diego. 2008
Posits that home countries and emigrants are increasingly negotiating a new form of citizenship, based on greater voluntarism, a greater emphasis on citizen rights over obligations, and the legitimacy of multiple affiliations.
- States and their citizens abroad: The sequencing and viability of citizenship rights for emigrants by Sybil Rodes and Arus Harutyunyan, 2007.
- NYU Law Review: The Construction of Citizenship in an Emigration Context 2006
A special edition of the journal with a number of articles focusing on issues related to emigrant citizenship.
European-level initiatives on emigrant citizenship
Paris declaration for a European policy on Europeans resident outside their country of origin (2008) (Passed at “Europe on the Move: The first meeting of Europeans resident outside their country of origin”)
Council of Europe documents related to expats and diaspora
- Diaspora Cultures Report – Doc 10342 (2004)
- Diaspora Cultures Recommendations 1668 (2004)
- Links between Europeans living abroad and their countries of origin. Document 8339 (1999)
- Links between Europeans living abroad and their countries of origin Recommendation 1410: (1999).
Irish documents of interest
- Towards an Irish Diaspora Strategy: A position paper (2008) Written by Mark Boyle and Rob Kitchin.
- Ireland and the Irish Abroad: Report of the Task Force on Policy Regarding Emigrants (2002)
- A study of the existing sources of information and analysis about Irish emigrants and Irish communities abroad (2002) Written by Bronwen Walter with Breda Gray, Linda Dowling Almeida, and Sarah Morgan, For the Task Force on Policy Regarding Emigrants
- Cherishing the Irish Diaspora A speech by President Mary Robinson to the Joint Houses of the Oireachtas, (1995)
- Making Hay While the Sun Shines: envisioning New Zealand’s state-diaspora relations (2007) By Alan Gamlen, published in Policy Quarterly.
- The Brain Drain is Dead, Long Live the New Zealand Diaspora (2005) By Alan Gamlen
- They still call Australia home: Inquiry into Australian Expatriates (2005)
A report published by the Australian Senate.
Includes: “Measures taken by other countries regarding their expatriates“.
- Policies to encourage the return of emigrants (2006)
Recommendations from the Institute of Public Affairs to encourage return migration from Poland.
- Democratic rights of European expatriates: Comparative Study Report on the electoral regimes in the country of origin for European expatriates and the Democratic representation of their interests, rights and obligations to the country of origin and to the European Parliament. (2004)
Produced by the European Confederation “The Europeans Throughout the World”.