Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 | 02:47 | SYDNEY
Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 | 02:47 | SYDNEY

Email of the day: Diasporas


Sam Roggeveen


19 February 2008 10:20

One of the most interesting characters in Michael Fullilove's new paper on global diasporas is Marco Fedi, who has lived in Australia for twenty-five years but serves in the Italian parliament as a representative of Italy's diaspora. Marco Fedi writes:

I am certain that Michael Fullilove’s work on diasporas will be a valid contribution to the academic research in the area of global studies and also a useful analytical tool for everyone who has an interest in understanding the world-wide framework of connections and interactions of expatriates. Globalisation, with its profound economic, political and cultural implications, has produced quite distinctive reactions: fears, divisions and hopes. Diasporas provide a common ground, beyond nationality, religion, party politics and ideologies, for people of diverse experiences, backgrounds and ideals. Policymakers have an opportunity to draw from this 'unique' trait. Domestic and international policies, I’m confident,  can only benefit from such a perspective.