product description page
Democratization Through Migration? : Political Remittances and Participation of Philippine Return
About this item
Research is based on original data: a survey in the Philippines with 2,000 respondents, 37 in-depth interviews with respondents from the sample, and 45 expert interviews serving as background material. The destinations covered are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong.This book discusses whether labor migration can affect democratization processes and what impact the political order of the host country has on this potential effect. It attests the potential of the migration experience to affect migrants' attitudes towards democracy, thus playing an important role in the support needed for democracies in the stage of consolidation. Our findings suggest that the migration experience may not only lead to a more critical stance towards the political system of the home country; there are also indicators of lesser support for the principles of democracy when compared to migrants about to leave the country for the first time. The political system of the destination as such seems to be a less decisive factor than the specific freedoms and restrictions experienced by migrants and a potential bias when selecting the destination.
Number of Pages: 181
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Emigration + Immigration, History + Theory
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Christl Kessler & Stefan Rother
Street Date: March 10, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-1237
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.