Why Do States Develop Multi-tier Emigrant Policies? Evidence from Egypt

  title={Why Do States Develop Multi-tier Emigrant Policies? Evidence from Egypt},
  author={G. Tsourapas},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={2192 - 2214}
  • G. Tsourapas
  • Published 2015
  • Business, Sociology
  • Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • Why do states vary their policies towards their citizens abroad, and why are some emigrant groups treated preferentially to others? The literature on the politics of international migration has yet to explore this as a separate field of inquiry, assuming that states adopt a single policy that encourages, sustains or prevents emigration abroad. Yet, in the case of Egypt, the state developed a multi-tiered policy that distinctly favoured specific communities abroad over others. I hypothesise that… CONTINUE READING
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