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Transnational turnout: determinants of emigrant voting in home country elections

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dc.contributor.author Ciornei, Irina
dc.contributor.author Østergaard-Nielsen, Eva
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-14T11:44:39Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-14T11:44:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Ciornei I, Østergaard-Nielsen E. Transnational turnout: determinants of emigrant voting in home country elections. Political Geography. 2020 Apr;78:102145. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2020
dc.identifier.issn 0962-6298
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/52692
dc.description.abstract A wide majority of countries acknowledge non-resident citizens' right to vote in elections in their country of origin. However, classical turnout theories do not take into account how electoral mobilisation has expanded into a transnational political field that reaches beyond national state borders. This paper analyses the determinants of emigrant turnout based on an original dataset of 25 countries of origin and each of the counties of residence where these voters reside. We find that emigrant communities from developing democracies experience a steep political learning curve that prompts their participation in home country politics, especially if they reside in countries with solid democratic institutions and linkages with their host societies. Our research also shows that remittances not only indicate commitment to family members’ welfare in home countries, but positively influence participation in home country politics.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, grant number CSO2014-57029-P.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Political Geography. 2020 Apr;78:102145
dc.rights © Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2020
dc.title Transnational turnout: determinants of emigrant voting in home country elections
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2020
dc.subject.keyword Transnationalism
dc.subject.keyword Turnout
dc.subject.keyword Extra-territorial voting
dc.subject.keyword Political participation
dc.subject.keyword Migration
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/CSO2014-57029-P
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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