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Title: The political transnationalism of Ecuadorians in Barcelona, Madrid and Milan: The role of individual resources, organizational engagement and the political context
Authors: Morales, Laura
Pilati, Katia
First Published: 12-Feb-2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for Global Networks Partnership
Citation: Global Networks, 2013, in press
Abstract: In this article, we examine the transnational political engagement of Ecuadorians in three European cities – Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. Drawing on previous studies that emphasize the role of organizational and institutional resources for political mobilization (as well as those that take into consideration respondents' resources and the migration process), we analyse the results of a survey conducted between 2006 and 2008 on approximately 300 Ecuadorian individuals in each of these three cities. We examine two different dimensions of Ecuadorian political transnationalism at the individual level, namely attitudinal and participatory. Contrary to previous findings, our results show that recently arrived Ecuadorians and those with less stable household conditions are more involved in transnational politics. Associational involvement shows multiple effects. Engagement in Ecuadorian associations fosters political interest in and information about Ecuador, whereas involvement in any organization promotes electoral transnational politics. The political context is only relevant when accounting for participation in Ecuadorian elections.
DOI Link: 10.1111/glob.12018
ISSN: 1470-2266
eISSN: 1471-0374
Version: Pre-print
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © Blackwell Publishing Ltd & Global Networks Partnership. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. The definitive version is available at
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