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Courting migrants, how states make diasporas and diasporas make states, Katrina Burgess

Summary
Long-distance engagement by migrants in the politics of their homelands is not a new phenomenon, but, as this text argues, politicians are increasingly looking beyond their national boundaries for electoral and political support. While migrants rarely cast decisive votes in homeland elections, they are not marginal to homeland politics. Based on in-depth research on state-migrant relations in four high-migration countries, 'Courting Migrants' looks at how extraterritorial outreach by homeland states and parties alters the boundaries of political membership and intersects with migrant agency to transform politics at home
Table Of Contents
Migration and homeland politics -- Diasporas, states, and loyalty -- Contexts of exit and reception -- Pathways to extraterritorial voting -- Mobilizing diaspora in Turkey and the Dominican Republic -- Depoliticizing diaspora in Mexico and the Philippines -- Diasporas as agents who sometimes make states -- States and diasporas in fragile regimes
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
Also issued in print: 2020
Physical Description
1 online resource, illustrations (black and white).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780197501825

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