Authoritarian emigration states: Soft power and cross-border mobility in the Middle East

  title={Authoritarian emigration states: Soft power and cross-border mobility in the Middle East},
  author={G. Tsourapas},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={400 - 416}
  • G. Tsourapas
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • International Political Science Review
  • Can labor emigration form part of a state’s foreign policy goals? The relevant literature links emigration to states’ developmental needs, which does not explain why some states choose to economically subsidize their citizens’ emigration. This article explores for the first time the soft power importance of high-skilled emigration from authoritarian emigration states. It finds that the Egyptian state under Gamal Abdel Nasser employed labor emigration for two distinct purposes linked to broader… CONTINUE READING
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