Assessing “Global Lithuania”: the strengths and weaknesses of Lithuanian diaspora engagement strategy

Dangis Gudelis, Luka Klimavičiūtė

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Diasporas participate in the home country’s development through remittances, philanthropy, knowledge transfer, investment, and political engagement. Based on the theoretical perspective of network governance, this paper argues that governments can enhance diaspora contributions by offering incentives to engage with the homeland. The paper then applies this perspective to assess the effectiveness of Lithuania’s diaspora engagement policy. Based on successful strategies adopted by other countries, the paper makes recommendations on how to strengthen the incentives for the diaspora to participate in Lithuania’s political, social, economic, and cultural life, and on how to create a better environment for the diaspora’s contributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Baltic Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Dec 25 2015



  • Diaspora engagement strategy
  • Global Lithuania
  • network governance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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