Old Nations, New Voters : Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Democracy in the ERA of Global Migration

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  • Copyright: 2008-11-06
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Groundbreaking empirical study of voting by resident aliens in established democracies.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Democratic Dilemma of Migrationp. 1
The Voting Rights of Resident Aliens: An Empirical Overviewp. 13
A Typology of Resident Alien Suffragep. 21
Voting Rights Granted by Localitiesp. 22
Discriminatory Regimesp. 27
Nondiscriminatory Regimesp. 29
Discrimination through Residency Qualificationsp. 33
Alien Suffrage in National Constitutionsp. 34
Resident Alien Voting Rights in International Lawp. 35
Negative Cases: States That Have Rejected Alien Suffragep. 37
Why Enfranchise? A Previewp. 40
Implications for the Research Designp. 43
Nationalism and Transnationalism: Hypotheses on the Political Incorporation of Resident Aliensp. 47
Nationalism and Transnationalism: An Overviewp. 48
Hypothesized Causes of Political Incorporationp. 55
Conclusion: Convergence or Heterogeneity?p. 62
Study Population, Measures, and Estimation Strategyp. 65
Population of the Studyp. 65
Dependent Variables: Voting Rights for Resident Aliensp. 69
Measures for the Independent Variablesp. 71
Control Variablesp. 81
Longitudinal Coveragep. 84
Model Specification and Methods of Estimationp. 84
Conclusionp. 93
Statistical Findingsp. 95
The Ordered Probit Modelp. 95
The Probit Modelp. 104
Conclusionp. 110
Case Studies: Political Incorporation and Historical Institutionalismp. 111
The Netherlandsp. 113
The Federal Republic of Germanyp. 116
Belgiump. 120
Conclusionp. 123
Theoretical Implicationsp. 127
The Influence of History: Citizenship, Nationhood, and Rightsp. 128
State Institutions and Voting Rights for Aliensp. 130
Systemic Factors: Traces of Transnationalismp. 134
Next Stepsp. 136
Sovereignty and the Nationp. 139
Problems with Demographic Data on Resident Aliensp. 145
A Note about Sources for Demographic Datap. 147
Codebookp. 149
Dependent Variables: Measures and Sourcesp. 149
Identifiers, Independent and Control Variablesp. 150
Descriptive Statistics and Correlation Matrixp. 153
Notesp. 157
Referencesp. 179
Indexp. 199
SUNY Series in Global Politicsp. 209
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