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The inclusion paradox of enfranchising expats in Latin America

The inclusion paradox of enfranchising expats in Latin America
The inclusion paradox of enfranchising expats in Latin America
Enfranchising emigrants involves an implicit invitation to have a voice and increasing engagement in home politics, thus maintaining membership to the nation of origin active. However, in the Latin American Southern Cone (as well as in several other countries in the region), both state policies and expats’ responses have fallen short of making that invitation effective. What explains this inclusion paradox? Why enfranchising is expanding but effective political inclusion of citizens living abroad has not materialized? This paper addresses these questions for the cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Conclusions highlight relatively unexplored explanatory factors and enhance our understanding of the links between migration policy innovation and political inclusion beyond borders in some of the least studied cases in the literature.
0020-7985
126-143
Margheritis, Ana
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Margheritis, Ana
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Margheritis, Ana (2017) The inclusion paradox of enfranchising expats in Latin America. International Migration, 55 (2), 126-143. (doi:10.1111/imig.12315).

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Enfranchising emigrants involves an implicit invitation to have a voice and increasing engagement in home politics, thus maintaining membership to the nation of origin active. However, in the Latin American Southern Cone (as well as in several other countries in the region), both state policies and expats’ responses have fallen short of making that invitation effective. What explains this inclusion paradox? Why enfranchising is expanding but effective political inclusion of citizens living abroad has not materialized? This paper addresses these questions for the cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Conclusions highlight relatively unexplored explanatory factors and enhance our understanding of the links between migration policy innovation and political inclusion beyond borders in some of the least studied cases in the literature.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 November 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 25 January 2017
Published date: 13 March 2017
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 403789
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/403789
ISSN: 0020-7985
PURE UUID: 04e5c6b2-fc36-4399-8f4c-870b28fb2e8a
ORCID for Ana Margheritis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8126-4478

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2016 12:01
Last modified: 21 May 2020 04:01

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