Civic Participation of Migrant Women: Employing Strategies of Active Citizenship

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Part of the International Perspectives on Migration book series (IPMI, volume 4)

Abstract

A broad understanding of civic participation is adopted that includes any form of activism or involvement in political and/or community work, be it formal or informal. Civic participation is theorised as a form of ‘active citizenship’ which allows the authors to bring in the actual experiences of civic participation of migrant women in all their multifarious practices of belonging. This chapter provides a comparative country case analysis of formal participation, discussing how enabling national legislations for migrants’ political involvement are. A comparative analysis of relevant laws and procedures is complemented by a discussion of more informal experiences of civic participation, such as participation in various networks, migrant women’s organisations and their coping strategies.

Keywords

Political Participation Asylum Seeker Civic Engagement Domestic Worker Migrant Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Peace InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Peace Institute - Institute for Contemporary Social and Political StudiesLjubljanaSlovenia

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