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Migration, Citizenship, and Development: Diasporic Membership Policies and Overseas Indians in the United States

Daniel Naujoks


An increasing number of countries conceive special citizenship policies for emigrants and their descendants, the so-called diaspora. Migration, Citizenship and Development analyses the effects and mechanisms of such policies on concrete actions by diasporic actors, such as remittances, investment, philanthropy, political lobbying, and return migration. The book examines how the Overseas Citizenship of India affects such actions of diasporic Indians in the U.S. and returned migrants in India. It explores how a legal status shapes national belonging and how citizenship policies in the country of ... More

Keywords: migration, dual citizenship, naturalization, nationality, development, remittances, transnationalism, diaspora, political incorporation, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198084983
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084983.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Naujoks, author
International Migration Researcher, United Nations