The book presents a thorough study of the changing landscape of state-diaspora relations in Africa, as well as a robust analysis of diaspora engagement policies being pursued across the continent. As the Africa diaspora strengthens its socio-economic and political clout, countries of origin in Africa have sought to engage their citizens living abroad. Over the past decade, the role of diaspora in the homeland development has become a core tenet of national strategies and policies. Against the backdrop of expanding globalization and deepening regional integration, the book presents a thorough study of the changing landscape of state-diaspora relations in Africa, as well as a robust analysis of diaspora engagement policies being pursued across the continent as states seek to extend rights to and extract obligations from their global citizens.
Jack Mangala is Professor of Political Science and African Studies, and the Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professor of Civil Discourse at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA.
I. International and Regional Perspectives on Diaspora Engagement
1. The Migration-Development Nexus: Contours and Outcomes of International Policymaking
2. The African Union Perspective on the African Diaspora
II. Diaspora Engagement in National Context
3. Morroco and Diaspora Engagement: A Contemporary Portrait
4. Engaging with its Diaspora: The Case of Senegal
5. Nigeria: Diaspora Engagement Policies in National Context
6. Evolution and Nature of Diaspora Engagement Policies in Ghana
7. Reaching out to the Diaspora: The Liberian State's Formulation of a Diaspora Engagement Policy
8. Engaging the Ethiopian Diaspora: Policies, Pratices and Performance
9. A Provisional Analysis of Diaspora Engagement Policies in Kenya
10. The State of Leadership and Diaspora Engagement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
11. Brain Drain or Brain Gain? : Leveraging Zambia's Diaspora Dividend
12. Mutual Antagonisms: Why the South African Diaspora and the South African Government Do Not Engage