Colloque organisé à Singapour par l’Intitute of South Asian Studies et l’Université nationale de Singapour
Appel à communications jusqu’au 15 février 2012
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"This workshop seeks to shed light on these various forms and fields of diaspora engagement that include entrepreneurship, philanthropy, international relations, portfolio investment,
remittances, advocacy, peace-building, trade such as in ethnic goods, political engagement, socio-cultural linkages and religious or spiritual movements, amongst many other categories. Any form of these engagements is potential to advance growth and development in the origin country and merits scientific inquiry. However, despite immense development potential, there is little systematic work on development engagement of the South Asian diaspora groups.
This workshop attempts to address and close this gap in the existing literature.
Some specific questions that this workshop aims to address are : what is the relationship between diaspora engagement and development ? What is the structure of diaspora
engagement in South Asia ? What are the existing diaspora engagement policies in South Asian countries individually and how could they be regionally integrated ? What are the
patterns of diaspora engagement across different diaspora corridors, i.e. across bilateral engagement efforts between two zones, regions or countries ? What role do different spheres of diaspora engagement play in stimulating development in the countries of origin ? What sorts of conditions are necessary in order to create an enabling environment for diaspora engagement in their countries of origin ? And, what implications would these changes in the environment and increased engagement have for the origin countries and South Asian regional integration ?"