Publications - The nation outside the state: transnational diasporas in the African state system

Journal articles 

Jones, W. (2013) UNHCR in Uganda: Better Than Its Reputation Suggests. Forced Migration Review 44.

Jones, W. and Stys, P. (2013) Transnational Elite Networks and the Great Lakes Insecurity Complex. Paper for the Workshop Armed Forces and Conflict Dynamics in the Great Lakes Region, Nordic Africa Institute and the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University


 Working papers

Betts, A., and Jones, W. (2012) 'The transnational exile complex: How to think about African diaspora politics', RSC Working Paper 88, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.


Conferences, workshops and public lectures

Jan 2015. 'Zimbabwe’s Diaspora in 2015: Where Now?' A Round-table discussion between representatives of the Zimbabwean Diaspora, Civil Society, and researchers, with contributions from: Godfrey Phiri, Global Zimbabwe Forum;  Bishop Paul Verryn, Central Methodist Church and Professor Alexander Betts Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Event was held at the Women’s Lekgotla, Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze Street, Johannesburg. 

2 Dec 2014. Jones, W. Who knows what Rwanda is? The Diasporic Origins of RPF Nationalism. Presentation at Eritrea and Rwanda: Post-Liberation Trajectories in Comparative Perspective Symposium, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. 

Sept 2014. Jones, W. Refugees as Ruling Classes: does Charles Tilly work in Central Africa? Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association of the UK, University of Sussex, Brighton. 

Sept 2014. Jones, W. Transnational Networks and Global Governance: The Campaign Against Cessation for Rwandan Refugees. Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association of the UK, University of Sussex, Brighton.

Nov 2013. ‘State-like rebels and rebellious states: the RPF, and the FDLR, in the Great Lakes (in)security complex’ European Conference of African Studies (ECAS) and Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association of America, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Nov 2013. ‘The Calm beneath the Storm? Rwandophone Rebels in Eastern Congo’ Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association of America, Baltimore, Maryland.

Oct 2013. ‘Transnational Elite Networks and the Great Lakes Insecurity Complex’ Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. 

July 2013. ‘Forged Diasporas: the Mobilisation of Rwandan and Zimbabwean Exiles’ Oxford Diasporas Rethinking Diasporas Conference, Oxford.

July 2013. ‘The Discarding of a Diaspora: Transnational Political Mobilisation and the 2013 Elections in Zimbabwe’ Rethinking Diasporas Conference, Oxford. 

Photograph: Will Jones

Project lead

Alexander Betts, Oxford Department of International Development

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Other researcher

Will Jones, Refugee Studies Centre

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