The enfranchisement of citizens abroad: variations and explanations

  title={The enfranchisement of citizens abroad: variations and explanations},
  author={Jean-Michel Lafleur},
  pages={840 - 860}
Today, a large majority of states allow at least some of their emigrants to take part in home country elections from abroad. This article first looks at the diffusion of external voting laws and shows that over the past 25 years they have become widely-adopted and are no longer limited to specific professional categories of citizens. Second, the article explains the international diffusion of external voting by discussing the “norm-internationalization hypothesis” and the “electoral-competition… Expand
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