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May 21, 2008

Featured article – Redefining “diasporas” by Rima Berns-McGown

Filed under: featured article — internationaljournal @ 4:19 pm

“Current definitions of “diaspora”—definitions used by the academy and 

policymakers alike—contribute to the marginalization of immigrant, 

minority, and ethnic communities, in terms of both societal inclusion and 

inclusion in the foreign policy process. They therefore serve to undermine 

the stated goals of the Canadian multicultural project and to skew foreign- 

policymaking as policymakers seek to protect it from the “special pleading” 

of ethnic minorities.”


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