The contribution of Somali diaspora in Denmark to Peacebuilding in Somalia through Multi-Track Diplomacy

Sylvester Tabe Arrey, Francisco Javier Ullán de la Rosa

Abstract


The paper assesses the ways the Somali diaspora in Denmark is contributing to peacebuilding in their home country through what is known in peace studies as Multi-Track Diplomacy. It starts by defining the concepts of peacebuilding and Multi-track Diplomacy, showing how the latter works as an instrument for the former. The paper then describes and analyzes how, through a varied array of activities that include all tracks of diplomacy as classified by the Diamond&McDonald model, members of Danish diaspora function as interface agents between their home and host societies helping to build the conditions for a stable peace. The article also analyzes how the diplomacy tracks carried out by the Somali-Danish diaspora, as well as the extent of their reach, are shaped by the particular characteristics of this group vis-à-vis other Somali diasporic communities: namely, its small size and relatively high levels of integration and acculturation into the Danish host society.  

   


Keywords


Somalia, Diaspora, Danish-Somalis; Peacebuilding; Multi-Track Diplomacy.

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