This special issue showcases the latest research showing how flows of ideas, norms, and practices reshape contemporary politics. The concept of "social remittances", coined by Peggy Levitt fifteen years ago, contributed to the emergence of a whole new field in migration studies – taking stock of advances in all branches of social sciences (from development economics to geography, including demography or sociology), this volume brings new insights on the transnational dynamics of political change in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. How external votes shape local politics? How material constrains and policies affect social remittances? How money transfers induce political change?
All manuscripts submitted to IMISCOE for consideration, will be submitted to a two-round review procedure. First, to be considered for publication in the IMISCOE-Springer Research Series, all manuscripts must be formally proposed to the IMISCOE Editorial Committee. This will provide an opportunity to see how the manuscript fits within the series as a whole and if submission of the full manuscript for a formal review would thus be relevant. Proposals must be formatted according to the standard IMISCOE book proposal form.
Submissions to the journal can only be made through Editorial Manager. All articles published by Comparative Migration Studies are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found on the Springer website.
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