CfP: ISA Workshop “Unpacking the Sending State: Regimes, Institutions, and non-state Actors in Diaspora & Emigration Politics”. Deadline: 15/06/2016

 Unpacking the Sending State: 

Regimes, Institutions, and non-State Actors in Diaspora & Emigration Politics 

Academic Workshop organized under the Auspices of the International Studies Association and the ERC Starting Grant “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty” at the University of Warwick, 12-13 September, 2016

Convenors: Dr. Maria Koinova ( & 

Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas ( 

This workshop seeks to understand how regimes, institutions and non-actors shape sending states’ extraterritorial engagement with migrants and diaspora populations abroad. This is the second workshop to be convened as part of a venture research grant, sponsored by the International Studies Association. This emerging research agenda seeks to consolidate ideas on international migration politics within the fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics on issues of statehood, conflicts and security, democratization, authoritarianism, political economy, and political geography. We seek to challenge assumptions that the sending state is a unitary actor, and to understand a variety of political dynamics within sending states that shape policies of state and non-state actors that span the globe.