In their article published in Journal of Peace Research, our Research Affiliate Erin Kristin Jenne and co-authors Connor Kopchick, Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham and Stephen Saideman examine factors that may impact when emigrated groups mobilize after they move.
They develop a new dataset on potential diasporas in the United States to evaluate a series of hypotheses; including those about motivations for mobilization such as identity maintenance, the objective plight of co-ethnics in the homeland, and group capacity to mobilize. They find some merit in the identity preservation argument and a strong effect of geographic concentration of the diaspora segment. According to the article, diaspora mobilization does not appear to be strongly related to conflict in the homeland among these groups.
Read the article here.