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Exiled populations, i.e. diaspora groups, carry a powerful stake within the destiny in their international locations of starting place. In a global turning into ever extra interconnected, they interact in 'long-distance politics' in the direction of their homelands, ship monetary remittances and aid social improvement of their groups of foundation. Transnational diaspora networks have hence develop into worldwide forces shaping the connection among nations, areas and continents.

This vital intervention, written by way of students operating on the innovative of diaspora and clash, demanding situations the traditional knowledge that diaspora are all too usually warmongers, their time in a foreign country inflicting them to turn into extra militant of their engagement with neighborhood affairs. quite, they could and may be a strength for strong in bringing peace to their domestic countries.

Featuring in-depth case experiences from the Horn of Africa - together with Somalia and Ethiopia - this quantity offers a vital re-thinking of a key factor in African politics and development.

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