Constructing Transnational Political Spaces: The by Stephanie Schütze

By Stephanie Schütze

This e-book analyzes Mexican migrant enterprises within the US and their political impact in domestic groups in Mexico. by way of connecting multifaceted arenas of Mexican migrant’s activism, it lines the development of transnational political areas. The author's ethnographic paintings within the kingdom of Michoacán and in Chicago indicates how those transnational arenas triumph over the bounds of conventional political areas - the country nation and the area people - and produce jointly intertwined features of ‘the political'. The publication examines how actors have interaction in politics inside transnational areas; it delineates different trajectories and agendas of female and male, indigenous and non-indigenous migrant activists; it demonstrates how the neighborhood and actor-centered degrees are associated with the neighborhood or kingdom degrees in addition to to the federal degrees of politics; and at last, it indicates how those multifaceted arenas represent transnational areas that experience implications for politics and society in Mexico and the U.S. alike.

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The Challenges to America’s National Identity (2004), Samuel Huntington warned of the increasing Hispanization of the USA and particularly the growing immigration from Mexico. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11 a political climate emerged in the USA in which not only Republican politicians, but also large parts of the—rather conservative-minded—population saw a threat in Mexican immigration. R.  James Sensenbrenner. The bill provided for the enforcement of harsh immigration laws and increased border security.

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Nevertheless, it was not put into practice until the 2006 presidential elections, because for a long time the political parties in Mexico and the federal election institute IFE struggled with the technical logistics of conducting elections in the USA. In spite of the large number of Mexicans in the USA who are potentially eligible to vote, that is, approximately 10 million people, only 32,632 migrants actually voted in the Mexican presidential elections of 2006. There is a long list of factors that contributed to this small turnout.

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