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International Migration, Transnational Politics and Conflict

The Gendered Experiences of Colombian Migrants in Europe

  • Brings together research on migration, conflict, political participation and gender

  • Analyzes how migrants relate to and become involved in the politics of their home and host countries

  • Sheds light on the complexity of international population movements


Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Anastasia Bermudez
    Pages 1-14
  3. Conceptual and Contextual Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 17-45
    3. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 47-74
  4. Migration, Integration and Transnationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 77-98
    3. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 99-117
    4. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 119-139
  5. Transnational Political Practices and Conflict

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 143-170
    3. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 171-199
    4. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 201-232
    5. Anastasia Bermudez
      Pages 233-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-258

About this book


This book makes a timely contribution to debates surrounding transnational political participation, the relationship between diasporas and conflict, and the gendered experiences of migrants. It fills a significant lacuna in research by analysing how migrants relate to and become involved in the politics of their home and host countries, and how transnational political fields emerge and function. The author achieves this by focusing on the little known but instructive case of Colombian migration to Europe, and the connections between these flows and the armed conflict and efforts for peace in Colombia. Shedding light on different types of migration and the rising complexity of international population movements, this innovative work will appeal to students and scholars of migration and diaspora studies, gender, political participation, conflict and peace studies and Latin American studies. It will also interest policy makers and community development workers engaged in these areas. 


Diasporas Peace studies Political participation Latin American studies Community development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.CEDEMUniversité de LiègeLiègeBelgium

About the authors

Anastasia Bermudez is a Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, and Collaborateur Scientifique at the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), Université de Liège, Belgium.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title International Migration, Transnational Politics and Conflict
  • Book Subtitle The Gendered Experiences of Colombian Migrants in Europe
  • Authors Anastasia Bermudez
  • Series Title Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
  • Series Abbreviated Title Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-53196-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-70908-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-53197-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 258
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Gender Studies
    European Politics
    Latin American Politics
    Peace Studies
    Conflict Studies
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