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

  title={Why Do States Develop Multi-tier Emigrant Policies? Evidence from Egypt},
  author={Gerasimos Tsourapas},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={2192 - 2214}
  • G. Tsourapas
  • Published 8 July 2015
  • Economics, Political Science
  • 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… 

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