Parliament and Diaspora in Europe [NOOK Book]

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The merging of homeland and diaspora, which results in the formation of an expanded and cross-border nation, has helped to transform the national legislature into a cosmonational parliament governed by representatives from these two segments of the population. The book analyzes the deployment of diaspora representation in homeland parliaments in its various forms, and compares this deployment in three European national settings in an effort to explain the multiple dimensions of ...
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Parliament and Diaspora in Europe

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Overview

The merging of homeland and diaspora, which results in the formation of an expanded and cross-border nation, has helped to transform the national legislature into a cosmonational parliament governed by representatives from these two segments of the population. The book analyzes the deployment of diaspora representation in homeland parliaments in its various forms, and compares this deployment in three European national settings in an effort to explain the multiple dimensions of this new cosmonational parliament model.
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Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Michel S. Laguerre is director of the Center for Globalization and Information Technology and member of the Executive Committee of the College of Letters and Science.
Michel S. Laguerre is director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology
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Table of Contents

Contents


List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations

Introduction: A Parliament Reflective of the Nation and Its Diaspora
Research for This Book
Plan of the Book

1. Parliament and Diaspora
The Cosmonational Parliament Model
Conceptualizing Parliament and Diaspora in Theory
Dual Citizenship
Voting Rights and Voting Abroad
Diaspora Parliamentary Representation
Transnational Politics of Diaspora Parliamentary Representation
Representing the Crossborder Nation or Cosmonation

2. Italy: Diaspora Parliamentary Representation
Italian Politics and Diaspora Representation
Crossborder Legal Regime
Crossborder Support Structures
Operational Performance Practices: Electoral Campaigns
Party Distribution of Diaspora MPs
Crossborder Occupational Travel Practices
Representation Without Taxation
External Constituency as Potential Swing Vote
Transnational Jurisdictional Boundaries
Parliamentarians of Italian Origin in Hostland Parliaments
Diaspora, Homeland, and Ethnic Parliamentarians
Hostlands and Diaspora Parliamentary Representation
Conclusion

3. France: Diaspora Parliamentary Representation
Background Literature
Genealogy of the French Diaspora Parliamentary Representational Practice
Diaspora Electoral College
Senators of the Diaspora
Electoral Campaigns Abroad
Diaspora Senatorial Elections
Travel Abroad
Voting Abroad
Taxation
Information Technology
Public Policy
Conclusion

4. Croatia: Diaspora Parliamentary Representation
Cosmonational Croatian Politics
Parliament and the Transnational Question
A State-Constructed Typology of the Diaspora
Crossborder Legal Parameters
Electoral Campaigns
Voting Abroad and Election Outcomes
Party Distribution of Diaspora Representatives
Travel Abroad
Taxation
Parliamentary Debate on the Diaspora Representation Question
Analytical Observations
Transnational Parliament of the Cosmonation

5. The Cosmonational Politics of Diaspora Parliamentary Representation
French Cosmonational Debate Over Diaspora Parliamentary Representation
Eligibility Requirements
Cosmonational Redistricting Politics
Campaign Contents of Diaspora Parliamentary Candidates
Voter Registration and Turnout
Connecting with Constituencies Abroad
Diaspora Parliamentarians and the Legislative Process
Profile of Diaspora Voters
Profile of Diaspora Parliamentary Candidates
Diaspora Parliamentary Representation Beyond the Three Cosmonations

6. Conclusion: Parliament of the Cosmonation
Diaspora Day of the Cosmonational Parliament
Diaspora Day as Cosmonational Day
Cosmonational Publicity
A Day Par Excellence in the Life of the Cosmonation
Concluding Remarks

Notes
References
Index

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