Volume 3 No 1

Editorial committee


Frans Viljoen
Convening editor
University of Pretoria

Mike Hayes
Co-editor
Mahidol University

Arusyak Aleksanyan
Co-editor
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

Contents

Editorial

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

Articles

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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    Global Campus Human Rights Journal, Volume 3 No 1
    (Global Campus, 2019) [...]
    Global Campus Human Rights Journal (Human Rights Journal) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, published under the auspices of the Global Campus of Human Rights as an open-access on-line journal.
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    Editorial
    (Global Campus, 2019) Viljoen, Frans ; Hayes, Mike ; Aleksanyan, Arusyak
    This is the fourth issue of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal. It consists of two parts. The first part provides a special focus on the phenomenon of ‘the diaspora’, and investigates its role and influence in various parts of the globe. The second part of this issue of the Journal contains a book review, drawing attention to the life and inestimable role of Raoul Wallenberg in saving lives during World War II.
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    Editorial: the influence of diasporas on democracy-building processes: behavioural diversity
    (Global Campus, 2019) Aleksanyan, Arusyak
    Diaspora and democracy: These two phenomena have always aroused the interest of scholars. Indeed, in academic literature various significant research contributions and discussions are focused separately on either diaspora issues or on democracy. This special focus is an attempt to combine these two categories by exploring democratisation through the prism of diasporas’ activities and the other way round – to reveal the influence of democratic changes on diaspora issues. Something that has been less explored in literature is the role of the diaspora in democracybuilding processes. In this context, articles presented in this issue of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal are unique and in various ways fill this gap in the academic literature. The aim of the research in this special thematic focus is to explore the role and influences that diasporas can have on democracy-building processes by identifying diverse behavioural approaches applied in various regions.
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    The influence of diaspora on democracy-building processes
    (Global Campus, 2019) Nowak, Manfred
    Introduction to special focus: The influence of diaspora on democracy-building processes.
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    The ambivalent role of diaspora engagement for the homeland in the Balkans
    (Global Campus, 2019) Alibašic, Mubina ; Davidović, Emilija ; Kapetanović, Sabiha ; Remiddi, Adriano ; Zejnilović, Edima
    Diasporas have become significant role players in the democratic lives of their countries of origin. Such dynamic is particularly evident in the South East European context, a region characterised in contemporary history by massive movement, displacement and outflow of populations. This article aims at exploring the dichotomies that the diasporas’ political, economic and cultural involvement in the homeland present, including the discourse over its positive and negative features, hence tackling the issue of its potential to give rise to controversy. In fact, in addition to exerting a pro-active role for the democratic and socio-economic development of their home countries, diaspora communities may also embrace antagonistic approaches, countering certain transformation processes, state-building agendas or favouring one elite rule over another. Through a set of cases from the South East European context, the research addresses the regional, therefore global, question of how diaspora groups transnationally participate in the life of their home states, what their objectives are and how they may hinder democratisation processes, acting as incubators or accelerators of – potentially violent – change.