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State-led transnationalism and migration: reaching out to the Argentine community in Spain

State-led transnationalism and migration: reaching out to the Argentine community in Spain
State-led transnationalism and migration: reaching out to the Argentine community in Spain
This article focuses on when and how states develop transnational policies. It presents a case study of a relatively small emigrant community, whose departure was not simply caused by poverty or crisis, but most recently by an economic and political debacle that questioned people's values and expectations. I focus on the state side of the equation and identify a shift in Argentina's policy after 2003, though also show how such policies came out of a long history of state intervention in population and migration and are now related to human rights concerns and the unfinished process of democratic consolidation. I argue that the state initiates political transnationalism, not migrants, and highlight the importance of some relatively unexplored factors in the understanding of the motivation, intensity and impact of the state's involvement, such as the characteristics of the emigrant community, the existence of specific political projects, the role of some domestic actors and processes, and the nature of international agreements.
1470-2266
87-106
Margheritis, Ana
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Margheritis, Ana
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Margheritis, Ana (2007) State-led transnationalism and migration: reaching out to the Argentine community in Spain. Global Networks, 7 (1), 87-106. (doi:10.1111/j.1471-0374.2006.00158.x).

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This article focuses on when and how states develop transnational policies. It presents a case study of a relatively small emigrant community, whose departure was not simply caused by poverty or crisis, but most recently by an economic and political debacle that questioned people's values and expectations. I focus on the state side of the equation and identify a shift in Argentina's policy after 2003, though also show how such policies came out of a long history of state intervention in population and migration and are now related to human rights concerns and the unfinished process of democratic consolidation. I argue that the state initiates political transnationalism, not migrants, and highlight the importance of some relatively unexplored factors in the understanding of the motivation, intensity and impact of the state's involvement, such as the characteristics of the emigrant community, the existence of specific political projects, the role of some domestic actors and processes, and the nature of international agreements.

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Published date: January 2007
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 359658
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359658
ISSN: 1470-2266
PURE UUID: aed7c77c-7c17-4241-a586-469a38cfc617
ORCID for Ana Margheritis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8126-4478

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Date deposited: 07 Nov 2013 13:32
Last modified: 05 Feb 2020 01:33

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