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Drivers of Political Participation: Are Prospective Migrants Different?

Douarin, E; Radu, D; (2021) Drivers of Political Participation: Are Prospective Migrants Different? UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

We investigate the drivers of political participation in six East European transition economies, with high level of out-migration. We test for the existence of distinctive patterns of behaviours between prospective migrants and stayers. Our objective is to identify whether prospective migrants differ systematically from the rest of the population, before they migrate, in terms of their engagement with specific modes of political participation, namely voting and protesting. We find that individuals planning to migrate are nearly always more politically active than those planning to stay, when it comes to taking part in different forms of protest, but they are less likely to vote. We also find that differences are less marked in countries with higher levels of political repression. Interestingly, prospective migrants also tend to be more embedded in social networks (as captured through group membership), but they do not mobilise these links any differently than stayers when it comes to political participation.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Drivers of Political Participation: Are Prospective Migrants Different?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/000.wp.10133904
Publisher version: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10133904
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