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Transnational Political Practices of Colombians in Spain and the United Kingdom : Politics 'Here' and 'There

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Bermudez, Anastasia

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Abstract Most existing scholarly work available on Colombian migrants' transnational political practices has emphasised the divisions, mistrust and apathy affecting them. However, research conducted by the author among Colombians in the United Kingdom and Spain departs from previous studies by stressing the broad nature of migrants' transnational political participation, which involves engagement in both formal and informal politics, at the individual and collective levels, and in initiatives coming from 'above' and 'below'. It also shows how transnational political practices oriented towards the home country occur simultaneously with activities in the host society, contrary to what has generally been thought. This was more the case among Colombians in Spain than those in the United Kingdom, which could be partly explained by differences in the historical development and size of each community, as well as the role played by individual factors, such as migrants' previous political experiences.
Classification Migration, Sociology of Migration; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Transnational migration; political participation; Latin America; Spain; United Kingdom; Colombia
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages p. 75-91
Journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33 (2010) 1
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)