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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 Political Impact of Migrants in Colombia

The Political Impact of Migrants in Colombia

The Quantitative Evidence

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(p.94) 5 The Political Impact of Migrants in Colombia
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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/9781683400370.003.0005

Chapter 5 uses the theory laid in chapter 2 to test the Colombian case. It begins by documenting the particular nature of Colombian migration, specifically how it differs from both Mexican and Ecuadorian migration. The chapter find that communities with higher levels of migrants are more likely to have increased electoral competitiveness, more political participation at the local level, and vote for a more varied number of parties at the national level. It also shows that these localities played a key role in the election of Juan Manuel Santos and the success of the 2016 peace referendum.

Keywords:   Migrants, Electoral Competitiveness, Varied number of parties, Political Participation, Juan Manuel Santos, Peace Referendum, Colombia

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