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Migrants and Political Change in Latin America

Luis F. Jiménez


In Migrants and Political Change in Latin America, Luis Jiménez looks at how migrants are changing the politics of their country of origin. It argues that migrants can do this in three distinct ways: through social remittances, economic remittances, and the presence of return migrants. In the first case, they can alter political outcomes in their country of origin as they channel ideas that are different than those present at home. In the second case, they can influence how their compatriots, who never left, behave in an indirect manner through the channeling of resources. This is because weal ... More

Keywords: Social remittances, Economic remittances, Return migrants, Political change, Migration, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400370
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400370.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis F. Jiménez, author
University of Massachusetts Boston