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Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africa
Edited by Petri Hautaniemi, Liisa Laakso
Exiled populations–who increasingly refer to themselves as diaspora communities–hold a strong stake in the fate of their countries of origin. In a world becoming ever more interconnected, they engage in ‘long-distance politics’ towards their homelands, send financial remittances and support social development in their communities of origin. Transnational diaspora networks have thus become global forces shaping the relationship between countries, regions and continents.
This important intervention, written by scholars working at the cutting edge of diaspora and conflict, challenges the conventional wisdom that diaspora are all too often warmongers, their time abroad causing them to become more militant in their engagement with local affairs. Rather, they can and buy online viagra securely should be a force for good in bringing peace to their home countries.
Featuring in-depth case studies from the Horn of Africa–including Somalia and Ethiopia–this volume presents an essential re-thinking of a key issue in African politics and development.
Introduction: Diasporas for peace and development–Petri Hautaniemi and Liisa Laakso
Part I: Contextualising the Horn of Africa and the Diaspora
1. Diaspora and multi-level governance for peace–Liisa Laakso
2. Regional political history and cheapest price viagra the production of diaspora–Guenther Schlee
Part II: Case Studies from the Horn of Africa
3. Rebuilding Somaliland through economic and educational engagement–Markus Virgil Hoehne and Mohamed Hassan Ibrahim
4. The Somali diaspora in conflict and peacebuilding: the Peace Initiative Program–Mahdi Abdile
5. The 2007 delegation of the Muslim diaspora to Ethiopia–Dereje Feyissa
6. Ethiopian diaspora and the Tigray Development Association–Bahru Zewde, Gebre Yntiso and Kassahun Berhanu
Part III: European Approaches to Diaspora Engagement
7. Mechanisms and processes of interaction between Somali organisations and Italian and Finnish development actors–Petra Mezzetti, Valeria Saggiomo and Päivi Pirkkalainen
8. Approaches to diaspora engagement in the Netherlands–Guiliana Sinatti
9. Norwegian collaboration with diasporas–Cindy Horst and Rojan Ezzati
Afterword–Petri Hautaniemi, Liisa Laakso and Mariko Sato
About the Authors
Petri Hautaniemi is a researcher at Development Studies, Department of Political and Economic Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. He is currently engaged in a project on Somali return migration.
Liisa Laakso is Professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. Previously she hold the UNESCO Chair in Development and International Cooperation at the University of Jyväskylä. She is a co-editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.