The Scottish Diaspora and Diaspora Strategy: Insights and Lessons from Ireland

DescriptionIn both Scotland and Ireland sustained attention is now being given to the potential benefits which might flow from renewing and refreshing relationships with overseas diasporic populations. The objective of the report is to contribute to the development of such thinking by identifying and reflecting upon Scotland's approach to its diaspora relative to its Irish counterpart.
ISBN0 7559 7474 0
Official Print Publication DateMay 2009
Website Publication DateMay 29, 2009

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Dr Delphine Ancien, Prof. Mark Boyle and Prof. Rob Kitchin, Department of Geography and National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, National University of Ireland
ISBN 978 0 7559 7474 0 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2. INTRODUCTION
3. THE VALUE OF THE COMPARATIVE APPROACH
4. DRAWING BORDERS: WHO BELONGS TO THE DIASPORA?
5. ENGAGING THE DIASPORA
6 THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH DIASPORA
7. THE RATIONALE FOR ENGAGING THE DIASPORA
8 CONCRETE DIASPORA POLICES PURSUED BY EACH COUNTRY
9. CONCLUSION: AN AGENDA FOR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
10. SUMMARY AND NEXT STEPS
11. REFERENCES AND USEFUL WEB PAGE
12 APPENDIX 1

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.