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Representing voiceless migrants, Moroccan political transnationalism and Moroccan migrants organizations in France

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Dumont, Antoine

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Abstract Most of the Moroccan migrants in France are politically voiceless, regarding their exclusion from the voting rights in both countries of settlement and of origin. As other transnational groups, these migrants have created many organizations in order to represent their interests and to express their sense of belonging. These organizations contribute to renew the French and Moroccan citizenship’s models, by developing transnational political practices and collective identities. Based on qualitative data and interviews with the militants of some of these organizations, this article explores this renewal by focusing on three dimensions of this Moroccan political transnationalism, which are its long and turbulent history, the particular places in which it occurs and the transformation of state policies it implies.
Classification Migration, Sociology of Migration; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords citizenship; France; migration; transnationalism; Morocco; migrants organization
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 792-811
Journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31 (2008) 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870701784463
Status Postprint; reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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