Democratisation Through International Migration? Explorative Thoughts on a Novel Research Agenda

Democratisation Through International Migration? Explorative Thoughts on a Novel Research Agenda BRILL EJEAS 8.2 (2009)I6I-I79 EuropeanJournal of EastAsianStudies www.brill.nl/ejea Democratisation Through International Migration? Explorative Thoughts on a Novel Research Agenda Jiirgen RUland University of Freiburg juergen. rueland@politik.uni-freiburg.de Christl Kessler Arnold- Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg christl. kessler@abi.uni-freiburg.de Stefan Rother Arnold- Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg stefim. rother@abi.uni-freiburg.de Abstract The anicle provides an introduction into this EJEAS issue on democratisation and inter- national migration. Third Wave democratisation and the recent unprecedented increase in international labour migration may have the same structural origins, but so far few attempts have been made to link the two research agendas. One explanation might be that existing research on democratisation has neglected the exogenous dimension, and that migration research was preoccupied with destination countries. By drawing from the contributions to this Issue and the literature on norm diffusion, we argue that migrants have the potential to act as norm entrepreneurs and as agents of democratisation. The article maps out three avenues of norm diffusion: Migration can be the cause for changes of political attitudes at the individual level, it can be an enabling factor for collective action and it may lead to institutional change at the national and global level. To further assess how precisely these pathways might suppon or impede http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of East Asian Studies Brill

Democratisation Through International Migration? Explorative Thoughts on a Novel Research Agenda

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1568-0584
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1570-0615
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10.1163/156805809X12553326569551
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BRILL EJEAS 8.2 (2009)I6I-I79 EuropeanJournal of EastAsianStudies www.brill.nl/ejea Democratisation Through International Migration? Explorative Thoughts on a Novel Research Agenda Jiirgen RUland University of Freiburg juergen. rueland@politik.uni-freiburg.de Christl Kessler Arnold- Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg christl. kessler@abi.uni-freiburg.de Stefan Rother Arnold- Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg stefim. rother@abi.uni-freiburg.de Abstract The anicle provides an introduction into this EJEAS issue on democratisation and inter- national migration. Third Wave democratisation and the recent unprecedented increase in international labour migration may have the same structural origins, but so far few attempts have been made to link the two research agendas. One explanation might be that existing research on democratisation has neglected the exogenous dimension, and that migration research was preoccupied with destination countries. By drawing from the contributions to this Issue and the literature on norm diffusion, we argue that migrants have the potential to act as norm entrepreneurs and as agents of democratisation. The article maps out three avenues of norm diffusion: Migration can be the cause for changes of political attitudes at the individual level, it can be an enabling factor for collective action and it may lead to institutional change at the national and global level. To further assess how precisely these pathways might suppon or impede

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European Journal of East Asian StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: NORM DIFFUSION; DEMOCRATISATION; POLITICAL REMITTANCES; MIGRATION; TRANSNATIONALISM

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