Conceptualising the Emergence of Immigrants' Transnational Communities

Authors

  • Liza M. Nell Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies - IMES, University of Amsterdam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v1i1.26

Keywords:

citizenship, transnational politics, country of origin

Abstract

Under which circumstances do immigrant transnational political activities emerge into a sustainable transnational community? First, this depends on the transnational political opportunity structure (TPOS) including both immigrant’s country of settlement and the (ancestral) country of origin. Governments’ integration and emigration models – that politically incorporate or exclude immigrants or emigrants – may invite or discourage transnational political action. Second, different models of citizenship of both countries, used to define a migrant’s membership in society, strongly influence the type of transnational activities. At the same time citizenship contains the norms, values, and loyalties immigrants have in their notion of acting as a good (transnational) citizen. 

Published

2004-10-01

How to Cite

Nell, L. M. (2004). Conceptualising the Emergence of Immigrants’ Transnational Communities. Migration Letters, 1(1), 50-56. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v1i1.26

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