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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 University Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400370.001.0001

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The Theoretical and Methodological Framework

The Theoretical and Methodological Framework

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(p.23) 2 The Theoretical and Methodological Framework
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Migrants and Political Change in Latin America
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Luis F. Jiménez

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400370.003.0002

Chapter 2 lays out a theory of migrant influence. It does so by borrowing heavily on the theories of social remittances and economic remittances as well as social networks. It shows how and why migrants are more or less likely to shape a country’s politics. It develops the ideas of how contexts and social networks work together and how these elements can limit or expand the influence of migrants.

Keywords:   Theory, Migrant influence, Migrants, Social networks, Social remittances, Economic remittances

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