This volume offers a profoundly new interpretation of the impact of modern diasporas on democracy, challenging the orthodox understanding that ties these two concepts to a bounded form of territory. Considering democracy and diaspora through a deterritorialised lens, it takes the post-Euromaidan Ukraine as a central case study to show how modern diasporas are actively involved in shaping democracy from a distance, and through their political activity are becoming increasingly democratised themselves. An examination of how power-sharing democracies function beyond the territorial state, Democracy, Diaspora, Territory: Europe and Cross-Border Politics compels us to reassess what we mean by democracy and diaspora today, and why we need to focus on the deterritorialised dimensions of these phenomena if we are to adequately address the crises confronting numerous democracies. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and politics with interests in migration and diaspora, political theory, citizenship and democracy.

chapter 1|22 pages

Democracy, Diaspora and Ukraine

Thinking Beyond the Territorial Mentality
ByJumana Bayeh, Olga Oleinikova

part I|2 pages

Cross-Border Politics: Mapping the New Conceptual Terrain

chapter 2|18 pages

Democracy, Diaspora and the Territorial Mentality

ByJohn Keane

chapter 3|13 pages

Diasporic Visions of Democracy and Territory

ByJumana Bayeh

chapter 4|15 pages

Democratic Remittances and Diaspora

Tracking the Multilayered Political Practices of Migrants
ByStefan Rother

chapter 5|18 pages

Media Cultures across Distance

The Transnational and Transcultural of Media Communication 1
ByNick Couldry, Andreas Hepp

part II|2 pages

Territory, Democracy and the Ukrainian Diaspora

chapter 6|21 pages

The Euromaidan Moment

90The Making of the Ukrainian Diasporic Civil Society in Poland
ByRoch Dunin-Wąsowicz, Joanna Fomina

chapter 7|15 pages

Diasporic Nation-Building

The Reinvention of National Belonging within the Ukrainian Diaspora
ByIvan Kozachenko

chapter 8|18 pages

The Transnational Activism of Young Ukrainian Immigrants

BySerhiy Kovalchuk, Alla Korzh

chapter 9|18 pages

The Digital Power of Ukrainians Abroad

Social Media Activism and Political Participation 1
ByOlena Fedyuk