(Podcast): Who cares about the emigrant? MENA government policies towards departed populations

This lecture was organized by the Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies and took place at the University of Oslo 29 April 2016 .Listen to the podcast here.

A seminar with Professor Inga Brandell, Södertörns högskola/ University of Oslo.

It is well known that large numbers of citizens from the MENA countries have settled permanently abroad and many have double citizenships. In many cases their political rights have been extended in recent years. How do governments in the region pursue nation- and state-building policies when they are acting beyond their national sovereignty? With Algeria and Turkey in particular focus, diaspora building and integration in the region is explored and discussed both from a theoretical-historical perspective and within the current process of political and institutional changes.

Inga Brandell is a Docent at Uppsala University, Senior Professor at Södertörn University and Professor II at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.