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Political agency, electioneering, municipalities

Abstract

With the introduction of EU citizenship in 1992, intra-EU migrants were enfranchised at the local level: to vote and stand for election as councillors in municipal elections within their country of residence. In this chapter, the consequences are examined for Britons residing in Alicante, Spain, and South West France. The chapter examines who became municipal councillors, why, and to what effect. The two British migrant groups are compared: what was common, what different, and for what reasons. Across the two locations, morality and social belonging are consequences of migrants’ political agency. It is argued that their habitus remains largely unchanged.

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Authors

Ferbrache, Fiona
MacClancy, Jeremy

Oxford Brookes departments

Department of Social Sciences

Dates

Year of publication: 2020
Date of RADAR deposit: 2021-06-25



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This RADAR resource is the Proof of Chapter. 3. Political agency, electioneering, municipalities
This RADAR resource is Part of The political agency of British migrants: Brexit and belonging [ISBN: 9780367462970] / by Fiona Ferbrache, Jeremy MacClancy (Routledge, 2020).

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