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Romanian State’s Strategy towards Romanian Diaspora
Romanian State’s Strategy towards Romanian Diaspora

Author(s): Yana Volkova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, History, Cultural history, Public Administration, Public Law, Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Geopolitics
Published by: Centrul de Studii Memoriale și Identitare
Keywords: Romania; Romanians abroad; Romanian diaspora; kin minority;

Summary/Abstract: States’ awareness and interest of its diaspora and co-ethnics abroad have become a widespread phenomenon all over the world. In the era of globalization and blurring of borders states’ support to its minorities abroad has become an important element of states foreign policies. This article focuses on the complex relationship between Romanian state and the Romanian diaspora and kin minority. For nearly 30 years Romania has been deploying different programs towards co-ethnics living in other states. The Romanian approach to Romanians abroad is based on the division of Romanians into two groups – Romanian historical/traditional communities, and the Romanian diaspora. The article attempts to ascertain what kind of population is considered to be the object of Romanian transnational policy and to reveal its principal mechanisms. The work also aims to unite the kin state and diaspora concept by illustrating their interconnectivity through the Romanian case study.

  • Issue Year: 3/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 41-50
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English