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Governing Diasporas in International Relations: The Transnational Politics of Croatia and Former Yugoslavia...
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Francesco Ragazzi (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
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Governing Diasporas in International Relations: The Transnational Politics of Croatia and Former Yugoslavia

Francesco Ragazzi (Leiden University, The Netherlands)


9780367206550

Routledge


Peace studies & conflict resolution;
International relations


Paperback

216 pages

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This book analyzes how states extend their sovereignty beyond their territories through the language of diasporas.

An increasing number of states are interested in supporting, managing or controlling their populations abroad, something they define as their `diaspora'. Yet what does it mean for governments to formulate claims of sovereignty over populations who reside outside the very borders that legitimate them? This book argues that `diaspora' should be understood as a performative discourse that enables transnational political practices that could otherwise not be justified in a normative structure of world politics, dominated by the imperatives of territorial sovereignty. The empirical analysis focuses on the former Yugoslavia and contemporary Croatia. The first part of the book examines the history of the relations between Croats abroad and their homeland, from the emergence of the question of emigration as a problem of government in the late nineteenth century until the years preceding the formation of the contemporary Croatian state. The second part explores how, in the 1990s, the merging of bureaucratic categories and state practices into the category of `diaspora' was instrumental in mobilizing Croats abroad during the 1991-1995 war; in reshuffling the balance between Serbs and Croats in the citizenry; and in the de facto annexation of parts of neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina in the immediate aftermath of the war.

This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, international political sociology, diaspora studies, border studies, and International Relations in general.

By:   Francesco Ragazzi (Leiden University The Netherlands)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9780367206550
ISBN 10:   0367206552
Series:   Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Francesco Ragazzi is Lecturer in International Relations at Leiden University, The Netherlands, and associated scholar at the CERI/Sciences Po Paris and at the Centre d'Etude sur les Conflits, Liberte et Securite, France.

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