Migration and Political Behavior

Migration and Political Behavior

The Political Incorporation of Puerto Rican Return Migrants

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2010-02-10 )

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Migration and Political Behavior is an account of the impact migration has on the political behavior of individual migrants both abroad and in their society of origin. It analyzes how migrants adapt to a political system that may be distinct and which may result in a distinct pattern of political behavior. It further analyzes lingering effects living in a different society may have on a migrant''s political behavior on returning to the society of origin. Migration and Political Behavior shows that sojourning alters dramatically the political involvement of a discrete group of migrants, depressing their political participation while abroad. It further shows, however, what little impact such an experience has on migrant political activity on their return home. These findings highlight the greater impact of institutional factors on the political participation of individual political actors relative to their individual attributes. Migration and Political Behavior will be of great interest to students of migration generally as well as social scientists in the fields of political science, sociology and anthropology.

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Carlos Vargas-Ramos

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Political science