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Citizens Abroad

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0521858054 - Citizens Abroad - Emigration and the State in the Middle East and North Africa - by Laurie A. Brand

Citizens Abroad

Despite the fact that the majority of emigration today originates in the global south, most research has focused on the receiving states of Europe and North America, while very little attention has been paid to the policies of the sending states toward emigration or toward their nationals abroad. Taking the country cases of Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan, this work explores the relationship between the government of the sending states, the outmovement of their citizens and the communities of expatriates that have developed. By focusing on the evolution of government institutions charged with various aspects of expatriate affairs, this work breaks new ground in explaining the changing nature of the relationship between expatriates and their home state. Far from suggesting that the state is waning in importance, the conclusions indicate that this relationship provides evidence both of state resilience and of new trends in the practice of sovereignty.

LAURIE A. BRAND is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. She is also the author of Palestinians in the Arab World (1988), Jordan’s Inter-Arab Relations (1994), and Women, the State and Political Liberalization (1998).

Cambridge Middle East Studies 23

Editorial Board
Charles Tripp (general editor)
Julia A. Clancy-Smith Israel Gershoni   Roger Owen
Yezid Sayigh   Judith E. Tucker

Cambridge Middle East Studies has been established to publish books on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle East and North Africa. The aim of the series is to provide new and original interpretations of aspects of Middle Eastern societies and their histories. To achieve disciplinary diversity, books will be solicited from authors writing in a wide range of fields including history, sociology, anthropology, political science and political economy. The emphasis will be on producing books offering an original approach along theoretical and empirical lines. The series is intended for students and academics, but the more accessible and wide-ranging studies will also appeal to the interested general reader.

A list of books in the series can be found after the index.

Citizens Abroad

Emigration and the State in the Middle East and North Africa

Laurie A. Brand

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© Laurie A. Brand 2006

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First published 2006

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ISBN-13 978-0-521-85805-2 hardback

ISBN-10 0-521-85805-4 hardback

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List of tablespage x
List of acronymsxiv
1States and their citizens abroad1
2State sovereignty, state resilience24
3Morocco: expatriates as subjects or citizens?45
4Tunisia’s expatriates: an integral part of the national community?92
5Lebanon and its expatriates: a bird with two wings133
6Jordan: unwilling citizens, problematic expatriates176
Conclusions: transnationalism, security and sovereignty216


3.1Moroccan expatriate remittancespage 66
4.1Impact of emigration on employment in Tunisia97
4.2Tunisian expatriate remittances108
4.3Tunisian expatriate numbers109
5.1Lebanese expatriate remittances146
6.1Jordanian expatriate remittances180
6.2Jordanian expatriate numbers195

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