Ask What You Can Do For Your (New) Country: How Host States by Nadejda K Marinova

By Nadejda K Marinova

inside of contemporary years a brand new physique of literature has emerged inside of diplomacy on transnationalism and international coverage. This literature has so far interested by the strategic courting among domestic states and their ethnic lobbies overseas, frequently in regards to remittances to and politics in the house nation. This ebook breaks new flooring in that it develops a concept approximately while, how and for what purposes host states use diasporas and the ethnic lobbies they generate to increase overseas coverage goals.

Ask What you are able to do on your (New) state focuses on a formerly unexamined phenomenon: how host governments make the most of diasporas to improve their overseas coverage agendas in at the same time priceless methods. As used to be proven within the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, while Iraqi exiles testified that Saddam Hussein possessed guns of mass destruction, ethnic lobbies were applied strategically through the USA (and different international locations) for the merchandising of political goals. Host states have even promoted the production of such ethnic lobbies for this objective. As Nadejda ok Marinova indicates, those that perform such lobbies are of a specific subset of ?migr?s who're politically energetic, show a sustained imaginative and prescient for native land politics, and who frequently have current ties to political associations in the host nation. those teams then act as a hyperlink among the general public and officers of their domestic kingdom, and different (generally much less politically lively) participants of the diaspora through a coordinated attempt by way of the host country. She develops a theoretical version for deciding upon the stipulations less than which a bunch nation will choose to advertise and make the most of an ethnic foyer, and she or he exams it opposed to 8 situations, together with the Bush Administration's use of the yank Lebanese Cultural Union and the area Council for the Cedars Revolution in constructing coverage in the direction of Lebanon and Syria, the Iraqi nationwide Congress in endorsing the united states invasion of Iraq, the Cuban-American Committee's cooperation with the Carter management in trying to normalize family with Cuba, and the overseas Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) introduced by means of Secretary of country Hillary Clinton in 2011 to advertise financial improvement in a couple of countries.

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