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

This very important intervention, written via students operating on the leading edge of diaspora and clash, demanding situations the traditional knowledge that diaspora are all too frequently warmongers, their time in another country inflicting them to turn into extra militant of their engagement with neighborhood affairs. quite, they could and may be a strength for reliable in bringing peace to their domestic countries.

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

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