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ERIC Number: EJ984687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1074-1917
Immigrants and Suffrage: Adding to the Discourse by Integrating State versus National Citizenship, Dual Domestic Residency, and Dual Citizenship
Garcia, John A.
Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, v24 p21-42 2011-2012
This article builds upon the literature on immigrants and the vote by focusing on three legal and democratic principles: state versus national citizenship, dual domestic residency, and globalization/dual citizenship. It first delineates the discretion and powers that states can utilize to establish suffrage rights. The article next develops parallels between dual domestic residents and noncitizens in terms of standing, access, and electoral participation. It then examines dual citizenship, especially with Latin American nations, and discusses multiple identities and connections in both countries. Literature on globalism/transnationalism is integrated into that discussion. The article concludes by adding political considerations to the context of the United States and alien suffrage.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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