Diaspora as Cultures of Cooperation: Global and Local by David Carment, Ariane Sadjed

By David Carment, Ariane Sadjed

This publication examines the dynamic methods wherein groups determine detailed notions of 'home' and 'belonging'. targeting the enterprise of diasporic teams, instead of (forced or voluntary) dispersion and a persisted eager for the rustic of beginning, it analyses how a diaspora presence affects relatives among 'home' and host nations. Its primary predicament is the categorical position that diasporas play in international cooperation, together with circumstances and not using a profitable consequence. Bridging the divide among diaspora reviews and diplomacy, it's going to attract sociologists, students of migration, anthropologists and policy-makers.

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Similarly, in examining diaspora influence in host states, Shain (1999) argues against the popular understanding that diasporas and ethnic influences on US foreign affairs is damaging, suggesting instead that diasporas reinforce, uphold, and promote American values abroad. For Shain (1999), “the marketing of values such as democracy, human rights, free-­market economics, and religious pluralism is likely to reflect positively on US civic culture by marginalising contrary forces of isolationism and separatism” (p.

In Chap. 4, “The Influence of Islamophobia on Ethnic and Religious Identifications among the Iranian Diaspora: Iranian Jews and Baha’is in Germany”, Ariane Sadjed explores identitarian dynamics among religious minorities from Iran in connection with perceptions of Islam in the Western world. Sadjed’s research is based on interviews the author held with Iranian Baha’is, Jews, and Muslims in Germany in 2014 and 2015. The interviews focused on their role as a minority in Iran (preand post-revolutionary), and how these identifications shifted after their migration to Germany.

In policy circles, the question of diasporas as potential ‘peacemakers’ or ‘peace wreckers’ has gained particular momentum, given the wide range of conflicts, wars, and forms of violence, as well as attempts at conflict resolution and peace processes. How do we account for different forms of mobilisations between and within different diasporic communities? We know that as transnational actors, diasporas have different impacts on international politics and cooperation. Groups of exiles, refugees, migrants, and other forms of diaspora populations contribute to political processes in both their native and adopted countries.

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