Research Report

Engaging the Scottish Diaspora: Rationale, Benefits and Challenges



Rutherford AC (2009) Engaging the Scottish Diaspora: Rationale, Benefits and Challenges. Scottish Government. Scottish Government Social Research. Scottish Government.

First paragraph: This report is the result of a desk-based research project undertaken during early 2009. The key research questions for this project are: - What is the rationale for diaspora engagement, and what is the role of the Scottish Government? - How can we define the groups who make up the Scottish diaspora? - How should we decide where resources will maximise the effectiveness of diaspora engagement policy? The purpose of this report is to organise and discuss some of the main issues and evidence as a starting point to inform the development of diaspora engagement policy. The paper recognises that any policy implications must be considered within the realities of the devolved policy parameters and current resource context in Scotland.

Title of seriesScottish Government Social Research
Publication date31/12/2009
PublisherScottish Government
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Professor Alasdair Rutherford

Professor Alasdair Rutherford

Professor, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology