The State, Diaspora Policy and Immigrant Organizations – Lessons from the Polish Case (en translation)

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ORCID: Witold Nowak:

ORCID: Michał Nowosielski: 0000-0001-7383-4872

Pages: 159-176

Edition: Lublin 2018

DOI: --

Citation method: Witold Nowak, Michał Nowosielski, ‘The State, Diaspora Policy and Immigrant Organizations – Lessons from the Polish Case’, Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2018, pp. 159-176.

Abstract: This paper examines the relations between immigrant organizations and the institutions of their state of origin as well as the influence of those relations on situation of such organizations. It focuses specifically on the case of Poland over the period 1989-2015 in which significant changes with regards to diaspora policy were introduced. In other words, a shift from a model based on capacity building policies to a model focused on extracting obligations from the diaspora has taken place. These changes have had considerable impact on the role and capacity of Polish immigrant organizations as well as their relations with the Polish state.