Forthcoming book 'Diaspora Engagement in Times of Severe Economic Crisis. Greece and Beyond'

Posted on 8 March 2022

The book:  Examines how the Greek financial crisis has affected the relationship between the homeland and diaspora. Provides a compelling case to study diaspora engagement by an advanced economy Extends its examination beyond Greece to also examine the cases of Portugal, Ireland, and the Ukraine

SEESOX diaspora publishes the book 'Diaspora Engagement in Times of Severe Economic Crisis. Greece and Beyond' with Palgrave, 'Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship' Series


About the book

How does a severe economic crisis impact on diaspora-homeland relations? The present volume addresses this question by exploring diaspora engagement in Greece during the protracted post-2009 eurozone crisis. In so doing, it looks at the crisis as a critical juncture in Greece’s relations with its nationals abroad. The contributors in this book explore aspects of diaspora engagement including, crisis and  transnational mobilisation, reform and diaspora involvement, the impact of diasporic institutions, the formation of new diasporic communities linked to new crisis driven migration as well as  comparisons with countries elsewhere in Europe. This book provides a compelling and original interdisciplinary study of contemporary diaspora issues, through the lens of an advanced economy and democracy facing a prolonged crisis, and, as such, it is a significant addition to the literature on European diasporas.

About the authors

Othon Anastasakis is Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX); Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford; former Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford. He is the Principal Investigator of the Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX.

Manolis Pratsinakis is Departmental Lecturer in Migration Studies and Onassis Fellow at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford. He is also the Deputy Project Manager of the Greek Diaspora project at SEESOX. 

Foteini Kalantzi is A.G. Leventis Researcher of the Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She is co-convenor of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Working Group on the “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diasporas.”

Antonis Kamaras is Research Associate and co-founder of the Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX. He is Research Associate of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).



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