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The NIRSA Diaspora Strategy Wheel and Ten Principles of Good Practice

Boyle, Mark and Kitchin, Rob and Ancien, Delphine (2009) The NIRSA Diaspora Strategy Wheel and Ten Principles of Good Practice. In: Exploring Diaspora Strategies, January 26-28 2009, National University of Ireland Maynooth. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A Diaspora Strategy is an explicit and systematic policy initiative or series of policy initiatives aimed at developing and managing relationships between homelands and diasporic populations. These policy initiatives vary from highly formalised and structured programmes to projects that are quite light in conception and application. A diaspora strategy is perhaps best thought of then as an overarching framework for providing a level of coherence to the range of diaspora policies devised and implemented by a variety of agencies. The NIRSA Diaspora Wheel is designed as a checklist for policy makers currently formulating and rolling out diaspora strategies. It identifies eight policy spokes around a set of five challenges at the hub. Clearly in practice some spokes overlap with others. Within each policy spoke a set of key considerations and critical measures are identified. Work is currently being undertaken to specify a range of concrete indicators and benchmarks of progress within each spoke.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The workshop was supported by funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, Cycle 4. The report reflects the authors’ views and not necessary those of the workshop sponsors.
Keywords: NIRSA; Diasporas; Diaspora strategies;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Social Sciences > NIRSA-National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
Item ID: 2055
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 14:38
Refereed: No
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