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See detailThe Transnational Political Participation of Latin American and Caribbean Migrants Residing in Europe
Lafleur, Jean-Michel ULg

in International Migration (2011), 49(3), 1-9

Migration from Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to Europe has increased in great proportions over the last decade. Researchers (principally from southern Europe) have tried to underscore the ... [more ▼]

Migration from Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to Europe has increased in great proportions over the last decade. Researchers (principally from southern Europe) have tried to underscore the reasons explaining this phenomenon while also studying different questions related to the presence of these populations such as that of gender, development, or integration. While many of these works have integrated the transnational dimension of contemporary migration, little has been said so far on the capacity of these migrants to develop transnational political ties and what this means for sending and receiving societies. This publication seeks to address this gap by looking at forms of transnational political involvement as they develop among different LAC communities in different parts of Europe. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessing Emigrant Participation in Home Country Elections: The Case of Mexico’s 2006 Presidential Election
Lafleur, Jean-Michel ULg; Calderon Chelius, Leticia

in International Migration (2011), 49(3), 99-124

How did Mexican migrants react to the opportunity to formally participate for the first time in home country politics during the 2006 Presidential Election? In this paper, we attempt to explain the low ... [more ▼]

How did Mexican migrants react to the opportunity to formally participate for the first time in home country politics during the 2006 Presidential Election? In this paper, we attempt to explain the low level of migrant voter registration in home country elections. Grounding ourselves on the existing literature on voter turnout, we verify two hypotheses that focus (1) on the role of Mexican authorities, and (2) on the interest of migrants and migrant associations in home country politics. Building on the case of Mexico, the paper concludes with proposing a series of variables upon which we suggest research could focus in order to assess migrant voter turnout in home country elections. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Transnational Political Participation of Latino Migrants in Europe
Lafleur, Jean-Michel ULg

in International Migration (2011), 49(3), 1-189

This special Issue of the journal "International Migration" offers different articles on the political involvement in home country politics of Latino migrants residing in Europe.

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See detailContrasted views on environmental migration: the case of Tuvaluan migration to New Zealand
Shen, Shawn; Gemenne, François ULg

in International Migration (2011), 49

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