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Migrants and Political Change in Latin America$
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Luis F. Jiménez

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400370

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400370.001.0001

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The Political Impact of Migrants in Ecuador

The Political Impact of Migrants in Ecuador

The Quantitative Evidence

(p.121) 6 The Political Impact of Migrants in Ecuador
Migrants and Political Change in Latin America

Luis F. Jiménez

University Press of Florida

Chapter 6 uses the theory developed in chapter 2 to test the Ecuadorian case. It begins by detailing Ecuadorian migration and how it contrasts with Mexican and Colombian migration, particularly the reasons behind it and the preferred destinations. The chapter find that communities with a larger number of migrants were both more likely to have increased electoral competitiveness at the local level and crucial in the first election of Rafael Correa, but they were also were less likely to vote in favor of a government body aimed at censorship of the media.

Keywords:   Migrants, Electoral Competitiveness, Censorship, Rafael Correa, Mexico, Colombian, Ecuador

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