Diaspora Diplomacy

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Diaspora Diplomacy[edit]

Diaspora diplomacy is similar to the concept of citizen diplomacy. It refers to diaspora communities coming together in their respective countries and seeking to build stronger connections with the mainstream population. These ethnic groups are also committed to the positive development of their countries of origin. They use their shared identity as an organizing force and lobby their diaspora governments to adopt policies and practices that are more favorable to the political, social, and economic conditions in their homelands. In this sense, members of the diaspora community act as “agents of change” by helping to shape domestic politics in their new home country.

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