- Affiliation: University of Helsinki, Finland
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.
Books by Liisa Laakso
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… (more information)