New working paper explores when, why and how immigrants engage in transnational political action
- 16 May 2016
The second TRANSMIC working paper proposes a new theoretical framework to understand immigrant transnational politics
The latest IMI working paper, by Ali R Chaudhary and Dana M Moss, introduces a new theoretical framework by which we can better understand the ways in which immigrants' transnational politics are embedded in multiple political contexts.
Using primary and secondary sources, the authors demonstrate how multiple political contexts facilitate and / or constrain immigrant transnational political action. In recommending this new theoretical framework, the paper urges a retreat from the traditional 'receiving-society' bias, which tends to view immigrants' political actions as the product of only one particular political context or policy, and instead seeks to broaden the conceptualisation of when, why and how immigrants engage in transnational political action.
This paper is the second published working paper from a major EC-funded project on transnational migration, citizenship and the circulation of rights and responsibilities (TRANSMIC).