ECPR general conference, in Glasgow (3-6 September 2014).
Panel Title: “The political citizenship of emigrants”
Chair: Luicy Pedroza (GIGA Hamburg)
Co-Chair: Jean-Michel Lafleur (Université de Liège)
In this panel we invite papers that explore why and how states extend citizen
rights to their emigrants and under which regulations. We are interested in
discussing whether policies directed toward the political engagement of
emigrants in/with/towards /the countries of origin/ follow discernible models,
and, if so, what understandings of citizenship are delineated by those models.
Furthermore, we welcome papers that deepen our knowledge about the actual
transnational connections and political dynamics between emigrants and
homeland actors in proposing, encouraging, implementing and deepening these
policies. We are keen on hearing about innovative theoretical developments to
understand and explain the establishment and maintenance of political
connections between emigrants and their countries of origin, but we are also
looking forward to receive papers with rather empirical approximations to the
topic (both through comparative exercises and case studies).
Please send your paper proposals by 7 February 2014 to