Do Migrants Remit Democracy? International Migration, Political Beliefs, and Behavior in Mexico

  title={Do Migrants Remit Democracy? International Migration, Political Beliefs, and Behavior in Mexico},
  author={Clarisa P{\'e}rez-Armend{\'a}riz and David Crow},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={119 - 148}
International migrants are agents of democratic diffusion. They spread attitudes and behaviors absorbed in democratic host countries to their less democratic home countries by way of three processes: (a) migrant returns, (b) cross-border communication between migrants still abroad and their friends and family back home, and (c) migrant information networks in high-volume migration-producing communities. Marshaling data from an original June 2006 national survey in Mexico, the authors show that… Expand

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