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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 ne...

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International Migration Institute
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IMI Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2011-01-01
Paper number:
31
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1156348
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2021-02-10

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