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Joseph Wright and Abel Escribà-Folch on Migration's Potential to Topple Dictatorships Democracy Paradox

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This is money that flows between individuals and families and largely circumvents governments and that's a hugely important point, because the real take home of the book is that when these financial flows are controlled by citizens, it tips the balance of power in favor of citizens. When the international financial flow goes to governments, it tips the balance of power in terms of governments.
Joseph Wright

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com or a short review of Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships  here.

Joe Wright is a professor of political science at Pennsylvania State University. Abel Escribà-Folch is an associate professor of political science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. They cowrote the book Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships along with Covadonga Meseguer.

Key Highlights
How Remittances Break Clientelistic RelationshipsThe Size and Importance of Remittances in Developing EconomiesWhy Financial Remittances Facilitate Protest MovementsCan Remittances Really Contribute to DemocratizationImplications for Immigration PoliciesKey Links
Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships by Abel Escribà-Folch, Joseph Wright, and Covadonga Meseguer
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This is money that flows between individuals and families and largely circumvents governments and that's a hugely important point, because the real take home of the book is that when these financial flows are controlled by citizens, it tips the balance of power in favor of citizens. When the international financial flow goes to governments, it tips the balance of power in terms of governments.
Joseph Wright

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com or a short review of Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships  here.

Joe Wright is a professor of political science at Pennsylvania State University. Abel Escribà-Folch is an associate professor of political science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. They cowrote the book Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships along with Covadonga Meseguer.

Key Highlights
How Remittances Break Clientelistic RelationshipsThe Size and Importance of Remittances in Developing EconomiesWhy Financial Remittances Facilitate Protest MovementsCan Remittances Really Contribute to DemocratizationImplications for Immigration PoliciesKey Links
Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships by Abel Escribà-Folch, Joseph Wright, and Covadonga Meseguer
Learn more about Joseph Wright
Learn more about Abel Escribà-Folch

Democracy Paradox Podcast
Michael Miller on the Unexpected Paths to Democratization
Bryn Rosenfeld on Middle Class Support for Dictators in Autocratic Regimes
More Episodes from the Podcast

More Information
Democracy Group
Apes of the State created all Music
Email the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.com.
Follow on Twitter @DemParadox
Follow on Instagram @democracyparadoxpodcast
100 Books on Democracy

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