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Citizens Abroad: Emigration and the State in the Middle East and North Africa (Cambridge Middle East Studies)

Citizens Abroad: Emigration and the State in the Middle East and North Africa (Cambridge Middle East Studies)

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Laurie A. Brand
Cambridge University Press, 3/2/2006
EAN 9780521858052, ISBN10: 0521858054

Hardcover, 264 pages, 23.5 x 16 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

Despite the fact that the majority of emigration today originates in the global south, most research has focused on the receiving states of Europe and North America, while very little attention has been paid to the policies of the sending states toward emigration or toward their nationals abroad. Taking the country cases of Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan, this work explores the relationship between the government of the sending states, the outmovement of their citizens and the communities of expatriates that have developed. By focusing on the evolution of government institutions charged with various aspects of expatriate affairs, this work breaks new ground in understanding the changing nature of the relationship between expatriates and their home state. Far from suggesting that the state is waning in importance, the conclusions indicate that this relationship provides evidence both of state resilience and of new trends in the practice of sovereignty.

1. States and their citizens abroad
2. State sovereignty, state resilience
3. Morocco
subjects or citizens?
4. Tunisia's expatriates
an integral part of the National Community
5. Lebanon and Its expatriates
a Bird with Two Wings
6. Jordan
unwilling Citizens, Problematic Expatriates
Conclusions
transnationalism, security and sovereignty
Bibliography.

"This book charts new territory by taking emigration, and the policies of sending states toward their citizens abroad, seriously." - Laura K. Landolt, Virginia Wesleyan College