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Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government : Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy / Josh DeWind, Renata Segura.

Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2014]
Series:
Social Science Research Council ; 2
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Lobbying -- United States.
Minorities -- Political activity -- United States.
Pressure groups -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
As a nation ofimmigrants, the United States has long accepted that citizens who identify withan ancestral homeland may hold dual loyalties; yet Americans have at timesregarded the persistence of foreign ties with suspicion, seeing them as a sign ofpotential disloyalty and a threat to national security. Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government bringstogether a group of distinguished scholars of international politics andinternational migration to examine this contradiction in the realm of Americanpolicy making, ultimately concluding that the relationship between diasporagroups and the government can greatly affect foreign policy. This relationshipis not unidirectional-as much as immigrants make an effort to shape foreignpolicy, government legislators and administrators also seek to enlist them infurthering American interests.From Israel to Cuba and from Ireland to Iraq, the casestudies in this volume illustrate how potential or ongoing conflicts raise thestakes for successful policy outcomes. Contributors provide historical andsociological context, gauging the influence of diasporas based on populationsize and length of time settled in the United States, geographic concentration,access to resources from their own members or through other groups, and thenature of their involvement back in their homelands. This collection brings a freshperspective to a rarely discussed aspect of the design of US foreign policy andoffers multiple insights into dynamics that may determine how the United Stateswill engage other nations in future decades.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter one. Diaspora-government relations in forging us foreign policies
Chapter two. The effects of Diasporas' nature, types, and goals on hostland foreign policies
Chapter three. Between Jdate and j street: us foreign policy and the liberal Jewish dilemma in America
Chapter four. Palestinians, Diasporas, and us foreign policy
Chapter five. America's role in the northern Ireland peace process
Chapter six. Cuban Americans and us Cuba policy
Chapter seven. Diaspora lobbying and Ethiopian politics
Chapter eight. The Haitian diaspora: building bridges after catastrophe
Chapter nine. The Iraqi diaspora and the us invasion of Iraq
Chapter ten. Convergence and divergence yesterday and today in diaspora-national government relations
Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
DeWind, Josh, editor., Editor,
Segura, Renata, editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781479811786
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9781479811786 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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