The Political Economy of Diaspora Capitalism, diaspora formations and some notes on Bosnia and Herzegovina

This paper discusses connections between migration related phenomena and he dynamic of international capitalism. The discussion follows the broader argument concerning the historical and world systemic nature of capitalism. By analysing the phenomena of diaspora, it seeks to contribute to the analysis of the relationships of migration and the international developments in inequality, impoverishment and environmental transition engineered by operations of contemporary capitalism. The analysis explores the ways in which uneven capitalist development influences diaspora formation but also shows how diaspora formations involve particular and complex social-political relationships, based on which the internationality of capitalism is sustained. The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina is used as an attempt to map this broad argument over a particular cases indicative of these process in the 21st century.