Kinship and Diasporas in International Affairs

Kinship and Diasporas in International Affairs

By: Yossi Shain (author)Paperback

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The traditional focus on nation-state actors cannot explain the power of pan-Islamism, organized crime syndicates, or a plethora of other forces in the modern world. Here, Yossi Shain introduces a new, more fluid concept - the 'politics of belonging.' Selecting examples of kinship networks and diasporas from a wide range of cultures, Shain illustrates the ways in which far-reaching alliances based on blood and belief penetrate borders and shape international politics.This is a major study of the impact of kinship and diasporas upon international politics.

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About Author

Yossi Shain is the Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University and is Professor of Government and Diaspora Politics at Georgetown University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780472069101
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780472069101
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 0472069101

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