Overseas Voters and Representational Deficit: Regional Representation Challenged by Emigration

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Emigrant representation has become increasingly important and visible, albeit difficult topic, and re-evaluation of the means of emigrant political representation is necessary. This article aims to find out how the representation of emigrants could be organised in homeland politics by developing a new framework to analyse migrants’ political representation and by testing it with a case study. The findings suggest that quotas, surrogate representatives, active citizens, or collective interest groups could unravel the possible inequality in emigrant parliamentary representation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRepresentation : the journal of representative democracy
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)295-309
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

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