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Empowering Diasporas

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The paper emphasizes that the reorientation of Tamil politics after the war needs to be based on the insight that every new beginning must incorporate a critical evaluation of its own history and the errors of the past. The Tamil Diaspora can only remain a credible actor if it engages critically with its own stereotypes, its enemy images, and if it explores new ground in terms of new networks and strategic alliances that transcend ethnic boundaries. The success of Tamil Diaspora formations depends not only on their capacity to mobilize their own constituency and on the access, they have to power-centers in the host countries, but also on how willing they are to assess their own strengths and weaknesses. Source: Empowering Diasporas - The Dynamics of Post-war Transnational Tamil Politics