European mobility and local political incorporation: The case of British and Romanian residents in Spain

Ciornei, Irina (2016). European mobility and local political incorporation: The case of British and Romanian residents in Spain. Migration Studies, 4(1), pp. 38-58. Oxford University Press 10.1093/migration/mnv018

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This paper analyses the impact of European mobility in the field of the political nomination of intra-EU migrants in local elections. The study contributes to the debates in the literature related to immigrant nomination and representation by showing how group resources and political opportunities in the country of residence interact with the political opportunities of the European citizenship regime. It argues that the symbolic and legal status of European identity, representation in the European Parliament and strong links between political institutions in the countries of destination and origin play a positive role in boosting immigrant political entrepreneurs’ visibility vis-à-vis host country political actors. In order to illustrate these findings, the paper provides a qualitative comparison of British and Romanian residents in Spain.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Ciornei, Irina

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

2049-5838

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Irina Ciornei

Date Deposited:

02 May 2016 11:24

Last Modified:

02 May 2016 11:24

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/migration/mnv018

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/79358

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