A democratic dividend from emigration?
Title: A democratic dividend from emigration?
Author: RAPOPORT, Hillel
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; Policy Briefs; 2016/07
External link: http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/
The recent political economy literature suggests that migrants can affect the institutional evolution of their home countries through political remittances, that is, the transfer of political norms and attitudes (e.g., for democracy, corruption) via social networks from host to home countries. The main result from both cross-country comparisons and from country case-studies is that there is a democratic dividend from emigration, something that destination countries may want to (and occasionally do) take into account when setting their immigration policies.
Subject: International migration; Political development; Diasporas; Social remittances; Immigration policy
Type of Access: openAccess