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Creating and destroying diaspora strategies

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New Zealand, like many countries, has recently shifted from disparaging emigrants to celebrating expatriates as heroes. What explains this change? The new government initiatives towards expatriates have been attributed to a neoliberal diaspora strategy, aimed at constructing emigrants and their descendants as part of a community of knowledge-bearing subjects, in order to help the New Zealand economy go global (Larner 2007: 80). The research in this paper confirms that the new diaspora initiat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
International Migration Institute
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Publisher:
International Migration Institute Publisher's website
Series:
International Migration Institute Working Papers
Place of publication:
http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/publications/working_papers
Publication date:
2011-01-01

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