Diasporas in World Politics

The Greeks in Comparative Perspective

  • Dimitri C. Constas
  • Athanassios G. Platias

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dimitri Constas, Athanassios Platias
      Pages 3-28
  3. The Greek Diaspora in Foreign Policy: A Case Study

  4. Political Opportunity Structures in Host-Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Kalevi J. Holsti
      Pages 137-152
    3. James Jupp
      Pages 153-166
  5. Comparative Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Richard G. Hovannisian
      Pages 183-202
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 229-239

About this book


Demonstrates the impact of diasporas on interstate relations, and forms some propositions regarding the conditions affecting the influence exerted by diasporas. Problems and dilemmas are reviewed, and a comparison is made of three archetypical diasporas: the Greek, the Jewish and the Armenian.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitri C. Constas
    • 1
  • Athanassios G. Platias
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsPanteion UniversityGreece
  2. 2.Panteion UniversityAthensGreece

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