Editorial committee

Frans Viljoen
Convening editor
University of Pretoria

Mike Hayes
Mahidol University

Arusyak Aleksanyan
Yerevan State University

Isabeau de Meyer
Editorial assistant
University of Pretoria

International editorial advisory board

Juan Pablo Alban
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Marco Borraccetti
University of Bologna

Vahan Bournazian
Yerevan State University

Nancy Cardinaux
University of Buenos Aires

Mudar Kassis
Birzeit University, Palestine

Asim Mujkic
University of Sarajevo

Esther Damalie Naggita-Musoke
Makerere University

Gerd Oberleitner
University of Graz

Sriprapha Petcharamesree
Mahidol University

Greeta Sangroula
Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal



Editorial of special focus: The influence of diaspora on democracy-building processes: Behavioural diversity
by Arusyak Aleksanyan

Introduction to special focus: The influence of diaspora on democracy-building processes
by Manfred Nowak


The ambivalent role of diaspora engagement for the homeland in the Balkans
by Adriano Remiddi, Mubina Alibašić, Sabiha Kapetanović, Emilija Davidović and Edima Zejnilović

Africa's democratic deficit: The role of the diaspora in bridging the gap between citizens and government
by Chaan Koang Tutlam, Joseph Geng Akech, Susan Chenai Mutambasere, Thabang Ramakhula and Usang Maria Assim

The political participation of the diaspora of the Middle East and North Africa before and after the Arab uprisings
by Chafic Sarsar, Cedric D’Hondt, Maria Teresia Di Lenna, Ali al-Khulidi and Suhail Taha

The European Union diaspora dilemma: To dodge or to dive in
by Sara Amorim, Elitsa Todorova, Alessia Vedano and Bernhard Wetschko

Diaspora and democratisation: Diversity of impact in Eastern Partnership countries
by Arusyak Aleksanyan, Varduhi Bejanyan, Carolina Dodon, Katsiaryna Maksimenko and Agabeg Simonian

The influence of the African diaspora on democracy-building processes in countries of residence
by Sabelo Gumedze

The Armenian community in Iran: Issues and emigration
by Gohar Iskandaryan

Book review

Ingrid Carlberg Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Saved Thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust
by Jan Mutton


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